£2.3million housing plan for Oldham approved
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Local Government
The architect's impression of the development in Acacia Road, Oldham
A plan to build 22 new affordable family homes on the site of a former pub in Limehurst Village, Oldham has been approved by Oldham Council.
Permission was requested by North West housing provider, The Regenda Group, to build a mixture of 18 three and four bedroom houses, three two bedroom bungalows and one five bedroom bungalow on the site in Acacia Road.
The designs were drawn up after consultations were held with local residents during the development of the ten year vision for Limehurst Village. The Greengate Pub site has been neglected for years and has attracted fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.
After viewing the plans, local resident Susan Hubbard from Stagpasture Road said: “The whole layout is accessible and friendly and the bungalows have been sympathetically designed. The whole build looks light and spacious and a lot of thought has obviously gone into the fact that, yes these houses are new, but they also fit in with the older properties.”
Bill Lovat, Regional Director at Regenda said: “During the consultations 70 per cent of residents told us that they wanted new home to be built in their neighbourhood. In particular there is a demand for larger family homes and bungalows. We identified Acacia Road as a site for development to improve the area and provide much needed affordable homes for social rent. It’s a great scheme and will provide homes people can afford in a neighbourhood where they want to live.”
The new homes, designed by Croft Goode Architects, will meet Lifetime Homes Standards as well as Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3. The properties will generate 25 per cent less carbon than is allowed under current building regulations.
The project to develop a ten year vision for Limehurst Village is being led by Regenda, working with Oldham Council, other housing providers, community groups, voluntary organisations and local people. Once the vision has been developed it will be used to attract public and private money into Limehurst to make the plan a reality.
The Regenda Group is a leading housing and regeneration organisation, with 13,000 properties across the North West providing homes for more than 25,000 people.