Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Bolton affordable homes development nears completion

Bolton affordable homes

Located in Breighmet, the first 10 properties have been handed over to Bolton at Home by developer and contractor, Watson Homes

A development of 69 affordable homes in Bolton has welcomed its first residents, as the new community reaches completion.

The community, which comprises 51 two and three-bedroom houses alongside four one-bedroom cottage-style and 13 two-bedroom maisonette apartments, will be fully completed by early 2022.

All the properties are being made available for affordable rent with Bolton at Home securing Homes England funding to develop the homes.

Located on Withins Drive in Breighmet, the first 10 properties have been handed over to Bolton at Home by developer and contractor, Watson Homes.

Watson Homes says there is a significant demand for affordable homes within Bolton with more than 750 enquiries made to Bolton at Home for the first 10 properties at Withins Drive.

A planning application is awaiting decision for Watson Homes to bring forward 255 new homes in Little Lever on two sites at Creams Mill and Hall Lane.

The proposal features 61 per cent affordable homes to meet local housing demand. It will also see the restoration of a significant portion of the Manchester, Bolton, and Bury Canal, which has not been in use since 1936.

Watson Homes is also proposing nine new-build houses with a four-storey block of 36 apartments on Grizedale Close in the Johnson Fold area.

Paul Philbin, head of development and home ownership at Bolton at Home, said: We’re very proud of the development at Withins Drive, which will help us to ease some of the acute demand for new affordable properties in this area of Bolton.

These high-quality homes will give families, couples and single occupants new options for places to live. We will continue working with partners like Watson Homes and others to build and acquire more of the homes we desperately need, he said.

Rob Watson, director at Watson Homes, said: Our commitment to building affordable homes is at the heart of everything we do. We collaborate closely with our partners, supply chain and local people to create thriving communities for now and generations to come.

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