Redrow is hoping to start preparatory work for a new development at Garrett Hall, in Greater Manchester during April.
The award winning housebuilder has acquired a 19-acre site off Mosley Common Road from Peel Holdings.
Peel had already obtained outline planning permission to build circa 600 houses on the wider site and Redrow has now submitted a reserved matters application to Wigan Council for 244 homes on the first tranche of land.
Along with the new homes Redrow is committed to investing over £750,000 into the local area, including contributions to a new play area, education facilities and improved bus stops and cycle links. It will also contribute to local road improvements.
The proposed scheme also guarantees a jobs boost. The Home Builders Federation says the scale of employment supported by house building is equivalent to 4.3 direct, indirect and induced jobs for each property built.
“That’s significant employment growth for the local area,” said Karl Longworth, land director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire). “Not only will we be recruiting additional staff to enable us to build the homes, the scheme itself will support jobs in the supply chain and in local businesses.”