Our plans for new, green homes in Chadderton move a step closer


Great news to start the year! We have signed a contract with Tameside-based housebuilder, John Southworth Builders to bring new, green homes for affordable rent to Chadderton.

We're investing £1million to build nine one-bedroom apartments on a brownfield site off Burnley Lane.

The new homes are designed to meet local housing need and provide homes which are fit for the future.

The properties will be low carbon and economical for households to run. They will have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) B, heating and hot water will be generated by electricity and each home will have cycle storage, to encourage use of sustainable transport.

Work will begin on site later this month, starting with the demolition of an existing building that has stood derelict for a number of years. The new-build homes are due for completion in December 2022.

Joel Owen, our Director of Development said: “As in many parts of the country, demand for affordable housing in Oldham outstrips supply and we are working hard to improve the situation locally.

“Getting into contract on the Burnley Lane project is great news to start the year with and means we are another step closer to delivering 750 new homes by 2026 in Oldham, Rochdale and surrounding areas of Tameside, Kirklees and Calderdale to help improve the lives of local people.

“Sustainability continues to be a priority for us, and these apartments are designed to be energy efficient and equipped with features to minimise their environmental impact. It means our customers can benefit from good quality housing, lower energy bills and more money in their pockets and I look forward to the project progressing.”

Our plans to demolish the existing building on the site off Burnley Lane and bring forward the new apartments were approved by Oldham Council’s planning authority in November 2021.

Read more about our Burnley Lane scheme and stay up to date with all our new developments.

To progress work at our Burnley Lane development, the existing building on the site will be demolished before nine one-bedroom apartments are brought forward.