Proposals for 730 new houses in Newton Heath have been submitted to Manchester Council's planning committee

Proposals for 730 new houses in Newton Heath have been submitted to Manchester Council’s planning committee

The homes on the former site of the Jackson’s Brickworks will range from one bed accommodation through to larger four bed homes.

The variety of homes will offer suitable housing for local people with different needs, including families and those looking to get on the property ladder or downsize into an apartment.

The housing within the Newton Heath proposal will be low rise of 2.5 and 3 storey homes; with some 4 storey homes located alongside the canal edge.

Phase 1 of the development will deliver a proposed 397 new homes, including a proposed community hub building while phase 2 will offer an additional 35 new homes, with an expected commencement date of 2024 subject to planning . Phase 2 will also include the plans for the new secondary school.

Alongside addressing local housing needs within the area, our proposals include a community hub building which will be open for use by the local community for events such as community gatherings and children’s activities.A number of open green spaces and play areas are also proposed creating a true sense of place and belonging.

Furthermore, the proposals will redevelop an area which has been vacant for a number of years and which has been victim to anti-social behaviour and provide a new lease of life, creating new homes for local people alongside a school, green spaces and play provision plus a community building.

The site will be well connected to the surrounding area through pedestrian and cycle links throughout the site which will benefit from natural surveillance from the new housing and local community.In addition the construction phase will boost employment level by creating new jobs.

The former Jackson’s Brickworks site is currently contaminated, due to its former industrial past. The site has also been left vacant for several decades – resulting in flytipping and the growth of Japanese Knotweed. The site therefore needs to be wholly remediated,says the developer Your Housing Group


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