Work has begun building affordable new homes in Tameside. The development off Wordsworth Road in Haughton Green, is being built by affordable homes provider Irwell Valley Homes, who already own and manage around 900 homes in the area.
The new development, which will be completed in May next year, will offer a mix of semi-detached and mews style homes that will be available to rent, or to buy on a shared ownership basis.
Sasha Deepwell, Chief Executive of Irwell Valley Homes, said: “We are delighted to be building these new homes in Haughton Green, giving local people access to a home they can afford within their community.
She went on to say: “There is an acute need for more affordable homes across Greater Manchester. Irwell Valley Homes has a development programme in place that will see us develop over 1000 affordable new homes over the next five years, helping to meet the growing housing need across our region.
“This includes new homes for affordable rent as well as shared ownership, helping people to get a foot onto the property ladder. We’re also developing more supported housing for those who need extra support to live independently within our communities.”
Tameside Council’s Executive Leader, Cllr Brenda Warrington, said: “As a Denton councillor and a resident of Haughton Green, I welcome this scheme to build much needed homes which will utilise and improve upon previously derelict land.
“For me, the key feature is that these properties will be affordable. Social housing gives Tameside people on lower incomes the chance to get on the housing ladder and buy their own home from reputable associations like Irwell Valley Homes.”
Irwell Valley Homes is investing over £2.5 million in the Wordsworth Road development of which £584,000 has been granted by Homes England, the Government’s Home Agency set up earlier this year as one of the key steps towards delivering the homes the country needs.
Christine Hill, Senior Specialist, Home Ownership & Supply, at Homes England, said: “We have been working with partners across the North West to ramp up the number of new homes built each year, and I am really thrilled to see Irwell Valley Homes proactively developing again and contributing to that supply of new homes. The Irwell Valley Homes team has an ambitious outlook and is working to create some fantastic and affordable homes to help meet the housing needs across Greater Manchester.
For more information about these new homes please visit www.iwellvalley.co.uk.