A TOTAL of 180 new family homes are being built at Stretton, Warrington through a partnership between Government agency Homes England and a house-building firm.
The partnership marks the beginning of the development in Pewterspear Green Road which will include a mix of three, four and five bedroom homes.
Development on the site will be accelerated under a building agreement between Homes England and Barratt Homes to meet the needs of south Warrington’s growing population.
The dual-phased development is aimed at increasing the pace of housing as part of the government’s drive to deliver 300,000 new homes a year.
Duncan Inglis, head of accelerated delivery for the North West, at Homes England, said:”Our strategic plan has set out the ambitions to increase the pace, scale and quality of housing delivery and our partnership work with Barratt Homes is an example of this. The approach at Pewterspear will increase the pace of delivery beyond the market norm, leading to more quality homes being accessible in an area that has shown strong demand.
“Working together to deliver 180 new homes in Warrington will provide much needed homes for the local community, 30 per cent of which are affordable.”
Neil Goodwin, managing director at the house builders’ Manchester base, said: “Investing into local communities is an extremely important part of building a new housing development. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the local community and strive to support it wherever we can.
“As our development progresses we will not only be contributing to the area financially, but the construction process will underpin 360 jobs for the local area.”
Work has started on the site, with completion of the whole project planned for 2021.