Plans For Affordable Homes In Manchester Green Lit

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Plans For Affordable Homes In Manchester Green Lit

Plans to build 99 homes on the site of a former cotton mill in Royton in Greater Manchester, half of which will be affordable, have been approved.

The Manchester Evening News reports that plans to demolish Vernon Works mill and warehouse buildings, a 116-year-old disused cotton mill, were approved earlier this year, and a subsequent planning application lodged by developer Kellen Homes to build 99 homes on the site off Ratcliffe Street in Royton have also been given the green light.

The application was approved by the local authoritys planning officers, subject to a contribution of £140,000 from Kellen Homes. The plans include 49 of the homes to be affordable, while the remainder would be for sale on the market.

The application started that of the affordable homes, 23 would be two-bedroom houses, 22 with three bedrooms, and four properties with four bedrooms. The market housing will be split between six two-bedroom properties, 37 three-bed, and seven four-bedroom houses.

A planning officer for Oldham Council told the planning meeting that each property will include front and rear gardens, as well as off-road parking.

However, the council received 26 objections to the scheme, as residents expressed concerns that Ratcliffe Street would be unsuitable for access to the site.

There had been 26 objections lodged with the council over the plans, with residents raising concerns that Radcliffe Street was too narrow and unsuitable to provide access to the new estate.

Mark Waite, representing Kellen Homes insisted that the scheme had been amended since the initial consultation phase, and has been improved. He said that he believes that it is the right scheme for the right site, and Kellen Homes is the right householder to deliver the scheme.

We note the comments on the scheme received from members of the public and tonight, weve done our best to address them by moving our access point and ensuring all our properties benefit from off-road parking,he added.

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