Redrow is hoping to start preparatory work for a new development at Garrett Hall, in Greater Manchester during April.
The award winning housebuilder has acquired a 19-acre site off Mosley Common Road from Peel Holdings.
Peel had already obtained outline planning permission to build circa 600 houses on the wider site and Redrow has now submitted a reserved matters application to Wigan Council for 244 homes on the first tranche of land, part of which enjoys good views across the Cheshire Plain.
Along with the new homes Redrow is committed to investing over £750,000 into the local area, including contributions to a new play area, education facilities and improved bus stops and cycle links. It will also contribute to local road improvements.
The proposed scheme also guarantees a jobs boost. The Home Builders Federation says the scale of employment supported by house building is equivalent to 4.3 direct, indirect and induced jobs for each property built.
Karl Longworth, land director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire) said
“That’s significant employment growth for the local area. Not only will we be recruiting additional staff to enable us to build the homes, the scheme itself will support jobs in the supply chain and in local businesses.”
The new site is close to Redrow’s existing Dukes Manor development in Walkden, where three and four-bedroom homes are currently available from £219,995.
“Dukes Manor has been, and continues to be, an incredibly popular location for us, and we are hoping to add to that with the new development, which will be ideal for families and professionals.”
“Close to the East Lancashire Road, it’s in an ideal location for access into Manchester city centre and even to Liverpool.”
Immediately adjacent to the Garrett Hall site is the new Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) guided busway, which will link the site to Manchester, Manchester University and Salford University. Services are due to start in April and will provide faster, more reliable journey times to Manchester by public transport.
The site acquired by Redrow is part of a wider development on land once part of Garrett Hall Farm, which has outline planning permission for a total of 600 properties. Of the 244 properties Redrow hopes to build, 181 will be a combination of three and four-bedroom homes from its Heritage Collection, and 61 will be a mix of two and three-bedroom affordable homes.
But it’s not just about building homes.
“At Redrow we are committed to building communities and that means investing heavily in the area, not just for Redrow home buyers but for the wider community too. Redrow will be responsible for 45% of a community contributions package which will see improvements to local bus stops, cycle links and community facilities.”
“A brook which runs along the boundary of the site will be retained, together with a pond, around which we will provide green space.”
“We are really excited about this new development which, together with our other ‘coming soon’ scheme at Woodland View, in Prestwich, shows a continued interest and investment in the Greater Manchester area. We’ve now submitted detailed plans for the phased development of the Garrett Hall Farm site and, subject to planning permission, we aim to start work on the roads and sewers in April. We hope to have the first homes on sale by the early part of 2017.”
Redrow is already building new homes at Dukes Manor, Hilton Lane, Walkden. For details of that development call 0161 425 3096, visit its show home and sales centre on Monday between 12 noon and 5.30pm, or Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5.30pm. Alternatively visit www.redrow.co.uk/dukesmanor.