Housebuilder bringing forward 126-home scheme on ex-factory plot

Countryside Partnerships and Together Housing Group have completed the purchase of a brownfield site in Rochdale from Homes England. 

The pair secured planning permission last month to build 126 homes on the site, which has been unused since the closure of an Akzo Nobel paint factory 16 years ago. 

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Source: Countryside Partnerships

How the scheme in Rochdale will look

Homes England originally selected Vistry Partnerships to build the development in 2021, before the firm’s £1.2bn merger with Countryside. 

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The development will be comprised of homes of between two and five bedrooms, including 14 shared ownership homes that will be managed by Together Housing Group and five properties that will be sold under the government’s low-cost home ownership scheme, First Homes. 

Countryside will invest nearly £700,000 into local education and outdoor sports provision as part of the development. 

Work is expected to begin this summer with the first homes available in 2024.