Manchester-headquartered Strategic Land Group (SLG) has secured a trio of development sites across the North, with the potential to deliver a total of 435 new homes.
The new projects come as SLG marks its tenth year supporting land owners in bringing sites to market and working alongside house builders to deliver much-needed new homes.
The largest of the three sites, located at Pole Lane in Bury, Greater Manchester, has the potential to accommodate around 275 homes as part of a wider site of 600 homes. Part of a proposed development allocation in the emerging Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, the 12.5 ha site could also see the creation of a new neighbourhood centre, along with provision of public open space and a community orchard, plus improvements to existing recreation facilities. New cycle routes through the site could also be delivered as part of Olympic gold medalist Chris Boardman’s Beelines cycle network.
In Kirton-in-Linsay a 10.4 acre site will be promoted with the potential to provide 100 new homes, while Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, could see the development of 60 new homes on a 6.7 acre site. The latter will help Newcastle-under-Lyme council deliver the circa 12,000 new homes that are needed over the next 15 years. It will also include an element of affordable housing, along with a substantial area of open space and the retention of hedgerows and trees.
Paul Smith, Managing Director, Strategic Land Group, said: “All three sites are located in areas with established housing need to support a growing population. The newly updated National Planning Policy Framework reaffirms the government’s commitment to closing the gap between housing supply and housing need. So with this in mind, it’s great to be able to secure these sites, which have the ability to deliver much-needed new homes along with supporting amenities that allow communities to thrive.”
He continued: “SLG marks its tenth anniversary this month and, while it’s great to be able to continue supporting landowners in releasing underused sites for genuine housing need, it’s dismaying how little has changed, with the yawning gap between housing stock and need continuing to widen. I sincerely hope that the next ten will yield more positive changes!”