Published: 13th Mar 2020

Manchester council has successfully bid for £51.6m from the government’s housing infrastructure fund.  The money will be used to deliver 5,500 homes for the first stage of the Northern Gateway project, the largest residential-led regeneration project in the UK. According to the council, in the next 15-20 years the project will deliver 15,000 homes, 3,000 of which will be affordable. The initial funding will be used to help address the core infrastructure constraints of the site and help to deliver walking and cycling routes. The project will connect seven new and emerging neighbourhoods through green spaces and public squares. Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: ‘Confirmation that we have been successful in our bid for Housing Investment Funding is incredibly welcome. ‘This will mean we can overcome a number of major infrastructure hurdles that currently limit the development opportunities in the Northern Gateway … (To read the full article, subscribe below)