LAND for new homes in Greater Manchester is being sought by the homebuilder behind a series of successful developments.

Elan Homes recently sold the final home at Greenside View in Dukinfield. The company is also nearing a sell-out at Birchfield Court in Swinton, where it’s redeveloping a 19th century “micro estate” in Swinton. It’s also making good progress with a development of 133 homes in Poynton. The homebuilder also has developments coming soon in Tyldesley and Bredbury.

Following the recent adoption of Places for Everyone, the Greater Manchester joint spatial plan, the homebuilder is firmly in the market for new residential opportunities across the Greater Manchester area.

Philip Palmer, land director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Places for Everyone outlines a strategy to build 165,000 homes across Greater Manchester over the next 15 years. We want to help deliver a proportion of those homes and to do that we need to acquire land. The Elan team is continually looking for land that would be suitable for residential development. We want to assist landowners in evaluating and achieving the potential of their land and would like to hear from those landowners. We have a proven track record of delivering high quality homes across Greater Manchester and beyond.

“Our recent developments demonstrate that we’re able to take a flexible approach to ensuring we provide homes that are best suited to that location and the local market conditions. At Greenside View we’ve enabled Dukinfield Golf Club to invest in its future by acquiring a parcel of disused land and redeveloping it for housing. While at Birchfield Court in Swinton we’ve given the gatehouses of the former micro estate a new lease of life as two-bedroom homes, alongside 18 new build properties.

 “Along with contributing to housing targets by delivering much-needed new homes, these schemes benefit the wider community by providing employment during the construction phase, boosting investment in the local area through a wider demographic and generating tax income for local authorities.”

Attached to the new homes in Dukinfield, Elan agreed community investment worth more than £240,000. This comprises £149,000 towards off-site affordable housing; just over £42,000 towards classroom improvements at Rayner Stevens High School; around £26,000 towards cycling and pedestrian improvements between Yew Tree Lane and Matley Lane; plus over £23,000 towards green space improvements at Cheetham Park and connections to Yew Tree Lane.

Linked to the Hazelfields development in Poynton, Elan will invest almost £1.8 million in the local community.

This includes more than £750,000 worth of highways improvements, with funding allocated towards Poynton Relief Road, a bus stop opposite Hilton Grove and cycle lane provision. A car park will also be created on site to provide extra staff parking for the neighbouring Lower Park Primary School.

Almost £662,000 will be shared between local schools, with more than £130,000 allocated for the development of Priorsleigh Medical Centre and McIlvride Medical Centre. Sports facilities at Deva Close Playing Fields and Poynton Leisure Centre will benefit from almost £120,000 worth of investment. Further funding has been allocated towards Kerridge Hill Nature Reserve, plus allotments and community gardens.

In Tyldesley Elan is building 42 new homes and converting the Grade II Listed Garrett Hall Farmhouse into three homes.

Elan has also acquired the former Bredbury St Marks Cricket Club site in Woodley, where it plans to build 24 new homes. Elan’s acquisition of the site has enabled the club to relocate to a new state of the art ground at Dark Lane, allowing the club to expand its membership.

“We’re adept at seeing the potential of a site, whether it’s currently brownfield or greenfield. Typically, we look at land capable of delivering anything from 20 to 150 homes and will consider land with, or without, planning permission,” Philip added.

“Our flexible approach means we can adapt our proposals to fit the site and we’ll work with the landowner and local authority to bring the scheme to fruition. This could be a product mix aimed at first time buyers and young families or in higher value marker areas, large bespoke executive-style homes.”

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