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New homes regeneration in Hattersley

A new estate of affordable 'family' homes on land to the rear of Porlock Avenue. Image: Onward Homes.

North West housing association Onward has broken ground on the latest development phase in its 20-year regeneration of Hattersley and Mottram in Tameside, through the appointment of Rowlinson.

In February, Onward completed its final acquisitions of brownfield land from Tameside Council, enabling a total of 161 new homes to be built in central Hattersley across three local sites.

Rowlinson, appointed following a competitive tender process by Onward, has already commenced groundworks on the sites that make up ‘Hattersley Central’, with the first new homes scheduled for completion at the end of this year.

To help meet a defined housing need in Tameside, 55 of Onward’s new homes will be made available for affordable rent, with a 91-home extra care scheme also being delivered to cater for over-55s with diverse needs. Fifteen homes will be available for shared ownership.

Funding for Hattersley Central is being delivered through Onward’s strategic partnership with Homes England, which was announced last year and will enable the housing association to build 5,000 new homes by 2030 – with 3,208 being delivered directly through the partnership.

Onward has also secured £3.22m funding via Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Brownfield Housing Fund, created to support the regeneration of former industrial land across the City Region, financed through the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Elsewhere in Hattersley, Onward will soon bring forward 27 new homes for affordable rent on land between Hare Hill Road and Porlock Avenue.

Onward has also received planning permission for a new play area, with future improvements to the Waterside Clough and a new multi-use games area, part of a Public Realm Agreement with Tameside Council.

Sandy Livingstone, Executive Director of Property at Onward, said: “Over the last ten years, we’ve improved the quality of existing homes, built new homes, delivered a new Community Hub and enabled new retail investment in Hattersley.”

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