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Work starts on 168 new affordable homes in Bolton

Work starts on 168 new affordable homes in Bolton

Construction’s getting underway to provide 168 more homes in the borough. They’re part of our plans to help more people find a quality and affordable place to live.

We’re working with development partners on new housing schemes in Little Lever and Horwich.

At Little Lever, we’re working with Caddick Construction on a new extra care facility for people aged over 55. It’ll feature 62 one and two-bedroom apartments and six bungalows. Thanks to Pozzoni Architecture for the visuals.

In Horwich we’re creating 47 new homes for affordable rent and some shared ownership on land off Singleton Avenue. We’re also building 53 homes for affordable rent with some shared ownership at Rivington Chase, in partnership with Irwell Valley Homes.

Contractor Whitfield and Brown is working with us to build the homes off Singleton Avenue, while the Rivington Chase homes are being built by contractor Lane End.

Jon Lord’s our Group Chief Executive Officer. Jon says: “New housing has to help people in a wide range of circumstances, which is why we’re developing a broad mix of new properties including homes for rent, some for shared ownership and supported housing. These latest affordable homes will offer that choice in the areas where people need them most.

“The new homes won’t just benefit the people living there. The other benefit of us building new homes like these is that they allow us to generate income that we can reinvest in our existing homes and neighbourhoods. As well as our new-build programme, we invest millions of pounds each year on tenant’s homes through repairs and maintenance works and improvement programmes such as kitchen and bathroom upgrades and improved energy efficiency.”

Since 2018, we’ve been working to create 1,400 new homes over a five year period through a mix of new-build development with contractors and acquiring new homes from private developers under section 106 agreements. This is providing a broad mix of homes for rent and some for shared ownership.

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

Please click on the following link for more information on Homes for Bolton: www.homesforbolton.org.uk

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

Working to provide the homes that people need.

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Latest TAP4 issue

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Our latest issue of TAP4 (issue 8) has landed and you can read it by clicking here.

In this issue:

  • Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
  • Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
  • Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
  • Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
  • Introducing Aptem
  • How we're improving our complaints system
  • Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
  • A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
  • Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
  • "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
  • Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
  • Providing opportunities for young people

Your latest Quarter Turn issue

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Your latest Quarter Turn issue:

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Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.