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New homes on brownfield land for people with disabilities

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New homes on brownfield land for people with disabilities

Much-needed new homes for people with disabilities are to be built on the old William Kemp Heaton day centre site in Bury.

Bury Council is working with Great Places Housing Group to deliver a 100% affordable housing scheme on this council-owned brownfield land.

This will enable the construction of 37 new affordable homes including 15 specialist/supported apartments for people with learning disabilities and/or autism which can be adapted to suit need at any given time, and 9 bungalows to meet the needs of older people and those with mobility issues.

The site was specifically chosen to meet these needs as it is next to Peachment Place, the council’s 60-bed extra care scheme which was completed in 2019.

Councillor Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services, said: “We need to have a wide range of housing in Bury which meets the needs of individuals, families, elderly people and those with special needs. This scheme is a great example of how, working with our partners, we can make this happen – and on a brownfield site too.”

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Press release issued: 19 November 2019.

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