Oldham Council is to consider proposals to help the regeneration of Primrose Bank.
A report to Cabinet on Monday, October 19 will outline plans to develop 17 homes on a plot of land next to the Primrose Bank community centre.
The council is looking to step in after Inspiral Developments Oldham agreed to relinquish their rights to build houses for private sale.
The new house designs have been designed taking into account feedback from interested purchasers and the new development has attracted considerable local interest.
Many potential buyers have already applied directly to the Council with a view to purchasing the properties “off plan”.
As part of the plans the council is in talks with Keepmoat Homes over a Development Agreement which would see the homes built for private sale.
Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Transport, said: “It has always been the council’s intention to build homes on this site and by entering into a partnership with Keepmoat this would see that vision become reality.
“The finished properties would provide good quality family homes.
“The regeneration work that has already taken place at Primrose Bank, and other construction schemes, such as those at St Mary’s, Fitton Hill and Crossley, have transformed housing estates across Oldham.
“The building work has also seen local residents provided with employment and training opportunities and given a boost to the borough’s construction industry, which is in line with out Get Oldham Working campaign.”
The regeneration of Primrose Bank is part of the £113m Gateways to Oldham scheme, which has seen more than 700 built or refurbished at four sites across the borough.