Planning permission has been granted for the first two residential development parcels at West Hopwood, a 1,000-home new community in Rochdale which is being delivered as part of the South Heywood masterplan.
The Oaks at West Hopwood from Russell Homes will deliver 61 detached and semi-detached houses, from three to five bedrooms.
Bellway Homes will build 156 properties after acquiring an 11.6-acre to be known as Hopwood Meadow. The company will build a mix of three, four and five bedroom homes from its recently launched Artisan collection.
Work on both is due to commence this summer, with sales launched later this year and the first completions expected in early 2023.
Gary Lynch, Russell Homes Planning Director, said: “These approvals mark a crucial milestone in the delivery of the South Heywood masterplan and allow for the creation of the new West Hopwood residential community. Russell Homes’ first development, The Oaks, will provide large, contemporary family homes as desired by the council’s housing strategy. Further plots will be brought forward over the next decade.
“This is the culmination of many years’ planning, design and consultation, and extensive collaborative working with key stakeholders to achieve the highest standards in placemaking. We are extremely pleased with the planning committee’s positive comments and are now keen to start building.”