A HOMEBUILDER with sites across Greater Manchester is hungry for land to help meet demand and tackle the housing shortage.

Elan Homes is currently building and selling homes in Middleton and Ramsbottom, has recently acquired a site in Dukinfield, while the final homes in Lowton have now been reserved. Between them, the four developments will provide more than 150 homes.

The company is highlighting the diversity of the sites it’s successfully developed as it continues to search for additional land with development potential.

Paul Halliwell, managing director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Elan Homes has a role to play in helping achieve the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s aim of building at least 201,000 new homes by 2037. One of the things that our three live sites in Greater Manchester have in common is that previous plans to develop them for housing stalled. The fact that we’ve been able to progress them through the planning process and deliver much-needed new homes is testament to the commitment of our experienced team.”

In Lowton, Elan acquired a 1.78 acre parcel of land on Newton Road from the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Once home to St Catherine’s Church and Parish Hall, the development known as St Catherine’s Gardens has been a popular choice with buyers since launching last summer.

The final few properties at the 26-home development have now been reserved. Six of the homes were sold via an equity loan scheme administered by Wigan Council designed to make affordable homes available to local people.

Elan also agreed to make a £25,000 off-site contribution towards affordable housing locally and to contribute almost £45,000 towards open space provision at Pennington Flash Country Park.

Plans for homes on a 4.38 acre site on Boothroyden Road, Middleton, had stalled prior to Elan acquiring the land. The homebuilder has made good progress at the development, known as Millfields. Launched last summer, the scheme offers 67 homes which deliver a 10% energy saving via renewable/low carbon sources such as shower heat recovery units and triple glazed windows.

Linked to that development Elan agreed to contribute £81,076 towards improvements of recreational open space in Alkrington Woods and Rhodes Lodges Site of Biological Importance.

At Holcombe Gardens on Bury New Road, Ramsbottom, Elan is building 35 new homes, including nine affordable three-bedroom homes which will be sold at 75% of the market value, subject to eligibility criteria.

The company has also acquired a former part of Dukinfield Golf Club, where it plans to build 33 new homes. Attached to that development, known as Greenside View, Elan has agreed a package of community investment worth more than £240,000.

Elan has also previously built across Greater Manchester with developments in Audenshaw, Stockport and Chorlton.

“Elan’s track record across Greater Manchester and beyond demonstrates that we have the ability to help tackle the housing shortage by providing everything from starter homes to large and luxurious executive properties,” Paul added.

“We’re continually looking for land with development potential and are keen to hear from landowners with sites capable of delivering 20 to 150 new homes. When we assess a site we carefully consider who would want to live there and why, working with landowners and planners to create housing schemes that cater for the market in that area. In providing new homes, we also bring added benefit to those neighbourhoods in the form of investment in the local area.”


For more information about where Elan is building see www.elan-homes.co.uk.

To explore land opportunities with Elan see https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/land-enquiries.

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