Published: 27th Mar 2020

Manchester council has announced plans to deliver affordable and low-carbon homes in partnership with housing association One Manchester.  A partly-vacant brownfield site on Oldham Road will be used for the development of 139 homes, half of which will be made available for social rent. The properties will include 100 low-carbon one and two-bed apartments and 39 semi-detached family homes. The bottom floor of the apartment building will be used for commercial and community opportunities. The homes will be built using techniques that lower the properties carbon footprint. This is in line with the council’s ambition to become a net-zero city by 2038. The location of the site means that the homes will be highly accessible, close to both Newton Heath tram stop and bus routes into the city centre. It is hoped that this will reduce the need for residents to own vehicles. Subject to planning approval, it is hoped … (To read the full article, subscribe below)