Published: 6th Sep 2019

Manchester City Council has laid out how it plans to meet its new target of building 6,400 affordable homes in Manchester by 2025. The Economy Scrutiny Committee will hear the proposals in a report today (September 5) after the council raised its target of building 20,000 homes in the city between 2015 to 2025 to 32,000 homes. At least 6,400 of these homes will be affordable homes, split between social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership, as the council aims to meet its ambition of 20% of all new homes in the city being affordable. Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: ‘Manchester has undoubtedly been in recovery for some time following the financial crash in 2008, but we hope to see a high water mark of new affordable homes over the next two years. ‘We want Manchester to be a place where our … (To read the full article, subscribe below)