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More new housing to be built on brownfield land

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More new housing to be built on brownfield land

Much-needed new homes for families are to be built on a council-owned brownfield site.

The Seedfield centre in Bury has been derelict for some time, and the council successfully applied for Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Brownfield Housing Fund monies to remediate the site and enable a housing scheme to go ahead.

The proposed developer, Hive Homes, will deliver a scheme of 81 family houses. It will be a low carbon sustainable development, with 25% of houses built to Ecohomes standard and 100% being electrically heated, with planted, sustainably drained landscaping and electric vehicle driveway charging.

The council will ensure that the existing tenant, Seedfield Sports Club, is provided suitable alternative accommodation before the start of demolition works.

Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, leader of the council, said: “In line with our ‘brownfield first’ policy, these plans show how we can transform long-derelict sites into modern, green and affordable housing which meets the needs of our residents.”

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Press release issued: 19 November 2021.

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