ATHERTON will have more than 100 new homes built in the area if plans are granted by the council.

The new homes off Stothert Street in Atherton, will be a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, all to be put on the rental market. Applicants Northstone Developments Ltd, a subsidiary of Peel L&P, would manage the site that sits on former agricultural land – which is now vacant.

The developer explained that they have been designed as energy-efficient homes in a variety of sizes and styles to ‘accommodate a range of people at different stages of life’.

The proposed neighbourhood will offer new build homes for rent and promises to provide residents with long term tenancies that are managed by community focused landlord, Letta.

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This ‘new neighbourhood’ has been designed to embrace natural features and provide a central green corridor. According to the design and access statement, the scheme will link with footpaths through the development and into existing routes.

It goes on to say that around 10,000 sqm of greenspace will be opened up for the local community to enjoy, along with new hedge and tree planting throughout the site as well as retaining existing trees where possible.

The proposal will also exceed the ‘Future Homes Standard’ on efficiency, claim Peel L&P. The developers stated that they will include energy saving features such as smart technology to save heat and water use, as well as triple glazed windows installed to help tenants keep their energy bills down.

When submitting the application, Bernadette Barry, senior development manager at Northstone, said: “In light of the current housing crisis Northstone, in partnership with Letta, wants to ensure local renters aren’t forgotten. Our plans will bring high-quality homes, to ensure people who rent have the opportunity to live in modern, sustainable new builds that are managed by a trusted and responsible landlord.

“We also recognise that new tenants are looking for more than just a house, they want to live in a neighbourhood which has an inclusive and inviting environment. That is why our plans include dedicated green space surrounding our homes for use by residents and local people, so that the whole community can benefit from this new neighbourhood.”