Mulbury has announced plans to work in partnership with North West housing group Torus to build 400 new homes on a site near Crewe in Cheshire.
The £69m development on land off Flowers Lane, Leighton, is the single largest investment Torus has made and underlines its pledge to deliver more affordable homes across the region.
Outline planning approval is in place for a mixed-tenure site including affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy – designed to bring greater housing choice to the locality.
Infrastructure around the Flowers Lane area has had significant investment this year and the construction of this site – which is anticipated to start in spring 2020 – will further enhance the area.
Chris Bowen, managing director of Torus Developments, said: “The sheer scale of this development and investment clearly shows our commitment to building high-quality affordable housing that meets local need.
“Our ambitious plans for Flowers Lane underline Torus’ ambition to deliver high quality homes in crucial regeneration areas, as part of our fundamental commitment to tackle the region’s housing crisis.”
Martin Bury, co-founder and director of Mulbury, added: “We’re proud to be partnering with Torus to build these new homes which will offer people greater choice in the local affordable housing sector.
“This will be the single largest site we’ve delivered to date in terms housing numbers and is part of our plans to help create 3,000 new homes across the North West over the next five years.”
Mulbury recently appointed former Homes England director Deborah McLaughlin as a non-executive director to advise it on its ambitious housing delivery plans.
Picture above shows an indicative layout of the development site.