Rossendale Council has given North West based housebuilder Gleeson Homes, permission to build 119 new homes on Spring Mill in Whitworth. The vacant piece of land will soon become a mixture of spacious 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes, with prices anticipated to start from £103,995. The Government backed Help to Buy scheme will ensure that on many of these homes, the monthly mortgage repayments will be lower than local Council rent levels.
John Mooney, Area Manager for Gleeson Homes said “We’re delighted that we have been given the go ahead to develop the site. I think local people will be pleased to hear that our new homes are extremely affordable, in most cases it’s cheaper to buy than to rent”, the repayments on our 2 bedroom semi-detached homes can be as low as £94 a week or less, when using the government backed Help to Buy scheme.
Gleeson are looking for reliable, reputable labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in the Gleeson Apprenticeship Scheme.
The site was previously the location of Spring Mill, which has been derelict for almost a decade. The news of a new development has been well received by both councillors and local residents.
Gleeson have recently been voted the most sustainable PLC in the UK, due to the housebuilder’s environmentally friendly material choices and practices such as gravel driveways, commitment to Living Wage and their Community Matters Programme. This involves inviting junior sports teams to apply for sponsorship, Design a Bedroom competitions at nearby schools and other initiatives in the local community such as the YourWatch scheme, Gleeson’s own online alternative to Neighbourhood Watch.
To find out more about the Community Matters Programme, to apply for sports funding or for further information on trade and apprenticeship opportunities, please visit our Community Matters homepage.