REVEALED: Plans for over 100 affordable homes in Radcliffe

Bury Council aims to advance the renewal of the city center through a series of new affordable homes.

The current plan is to redevelop the space of the old entertainment center on Green Street to deliver 133 new homes, 75% of which will be affordable.

This includes stand-alone private rental block and mixed-use commercial building for new offices and ground floor retail/food and beverage units.

The Bury Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the project, approved by Watson Homes, which will include a mix of small one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, at its meeting on 13 October.

Cllr Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services, said: “Our housing strategy aims to develop a range of residences throughout the county that can meet the needs of all ages, family sizes and incomes.

“With such a high percentage of affordable housing, this site on Green Street will be perfect for smaller households and teens.”

Rob Watson, director of Watson Homes, said: “We have a longstanding commitment to building affordable homes, and in doing so we work closely with our partners, supply chain and local community in the North West.

“It’s great to work with the Bury Council to help bring to life the ambitious vision of renewal for Radcliffe.”

The site is also currently used by the NHS as a Covid-19 testing center and will continue to be used until it is no longer needed.

Council leader Eamonn O’Brien said: “This is a key site in the Radcliffe Regeneration Framework.

“This initiative will provide people with much-needed new homes and create new employment opportunities – and all on a brownfield site.

“I want to thank Watson Homes for showing the ambitious plans on this site and the potential we can unlock in Radcliffe with our regeneration efforts.”

Across the wider North West, Watson Homes has completed 516 affordable homes and has 531 currently under construction and will go to more than 1,000 sites in 2022-23.

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