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Chorley Place boosts affordable homes in Bolton

Chorley Place boosts affordable homes in Bolton

The first tenants have moved into our development of 118 new homes at Chorley Street in Bolton’s town centre in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes.

Chorley Place is the transformation of a disused car park into an attractive new neighbourhood, through contractor Watson Homes and with funding support from Homes England.

It’s another important step in doing what we can to meet the rising demand for affordable housing and help people in a wide range of circumstances, with a broad mix of property options.

Jon Lord, our Group Chief Executive, said: “For thousands of people in Bolton, the housing crisis means that they can be at a greater risk of homelessness due to a lack of affordable housing options and many are living in overcrowded households that aren’t suitable or healthy for them.

“We need to provide more properties to give more people a warm, comfortable and sustainable home for them and their family to live in.”

Also, residential development is important to ensure the long-term sustainability and vitality of the town centre.

Sasha Deepwell, Irwell Valley Homes’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re working together with Bolton at Home and our Local Authority partners to realise our shared aspirations to deliver even more affordable housing, reduce homelessness, increase provision for the aging population and support employment and community cohesion.

“We’re currently building over 100 more affordable homes on the Rivington Chase development which forms part of the regeneration of the former Loco Works in Horwich. Once complete the development will provide apartments and family homes for a range of tenures. Helping people to access affordable housing to suit their needs.”

The 5,700 square metre site at Chorley Place includes 36 apartments for affordable rent, 25 apartments for people aged 50 and over, 17 shared ownership houses and 40 apartments Rent to Buy. This scheme enables tenants to rent a home at 20% less than the market rent value for up to five years, giving them the means and opportunity to save for a deposit.

By creating mixed developments, including homes for sale, we can reinvest money into building more social housing, improving current homes and neighbourhoods, and supporting communities.

Pictured left to right are:

  • Jon Lord- CEO, Bolton at Home;
  • Iain Watson- Development Manager, Watson Homes;
  • Karen Barlow- Provider Management, Homes England;
  • Sasha Deepwell- CEO, Irwell Valley Homes;
  • Tony Oakman- CEO, Bolton Council;
  • Martyn Cox- Leader, Bolton Council.

If you’re interested in any of our new build properties for rent, you would need to be registered with Homes for Bolton and apply for them via the Homes for Bolton website when they're ready to be advertised.

Please click the following link for more information on Homes for Bolton:

We market our shared ownership properties under the name Stonecross Homes. For more information on Stonecross Homes, available properties and shared ownership, please visit:

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Tap4 issues

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This quarter, we thought you’d find our 2020/21 Annual Report more useful than a standalone issue of TAP4.

Why? Because it includes more detail on many of the topics we’d otherwise include in the latest TAP4 issue.

  • a breakdown of how we spent EVERY PENNY from each pound of rent you'd paid us, 

  • how building NEW BUILD HOMES benefits you, regardless of whether you live in one, 

  • and the exact number of COMPLAINTS we’ve received, as well as some examples of how we’ve learnt from them (such as missed appointments, fly tipping, and our Antisocial Behaviour Policy). 

Want to read a previous issue of TAP4? No problem. They're listed below:

Past TAP4 issues (newest first):

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 7

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 6

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 5

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 4

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 3

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 2

Click here to read TAP4 Issue 1