Work begins on 122 new homes in Chorley
Work has begun on the construction of 122 new homes in Chorley off Euxton Road.
The 25-acre mixed-use development, which is being delivered on behalf of Trafford Housing Trust under the Laurus Homes brand, will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom family homes, with 50 per cent allocated for affordable rent and shared ownership.
Planning permission for the £19.1 million scheme (formerly known as Strawberry Fields) was granted in January 2020, with works originally set to begin in April 2020 under the designated contractor, Seddon.
The new community has been designed to meet housing needs in Chorley, with properties to suit a range of buyers and budgets.
Located in a much a sought-after area, with links to the motorway and local amenities, designs for the site also include plans for new playing pitches, public open space and play areas.
With this new scheme, Trafford Housing Trust aims to create a successful and sustainable community, where profits generated are reinvested into its social objectives, including tackling poverty, offering more affordable housing, and identifying employment and training opportunities for local people.
To provide enhanced separation and privacy for existing homes that are accessed from Strawberry Fields, designs also include additional landscaping to the boundary.
Graeme Scott, executive director of development at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “I’m really pleased to see work get underway on this fantastic development in Chorley. It’s a popular location, and new, affordable family homes that meet the needs of local people are much needed in the area. Tackling the housing crisis is a priority for Trafford Housing Trust, and this scheme will bring more quality and choice for people who need a place to call home, offering a range of property types and tenures to suit different requirements and budgets.”
Duncan Williams, divisional director at Seddon, said: “After an unexpected delay due to the national lockdown, we’re glad to be back on track, bringing much-needed new homes to Chorley.
“By partnering with Trafford Housing Trust and Laurus Homes, we’re working to create a new community, providing high-quality, affordable properties for local people; with new public open space for residents to enjoy.”
Work is scheduled to complete at the Euxton Road site in March 2024.