Sale of land to deliver new homes in Droylsden – Quest Media Network

The old library building on Manchester Road.

The executive cabinet of Tameside Council is proposing the sale of the lock keepers and former library sites in Droylsden as a single development opportunity to deliver new homes to the area.

The sites will be sold directly to developer Watkin Jones, who already owns access to the sites as well as two adjacent lots.

The council secured £800,000 in funding from Brownfield Homes to help with the redevelopment and relocation of the library to the house of keeper Tony Downes, as well as to fund the demolition of the old library building.

The two sites have been combined to meet the requirements of the Brownfield Homes Fund.

Councilor Ged Cooney, Tameside Executive Member for Housing, Planning and Jobs, said: ‘This site can provide a high quality housing scheme which will meet identified local needs, help regenerate a long vacant site term and will act as a catalyst for regeneration across the wider Droylsden town centre. Selling the two sites together is the practical approach and ensures the best future use of the location.

“Watkin Jones has a proven track record of delivering successful residential developments, including Droylsden Marina, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with them again and build new homes.”

Peter Quinn, Director of Investments and Partnerships at Watkin Jones, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for us to continue our work to bring high quality new homes to Droylsden. We are still very early in the process, but look forward to working closely with council and the local community to create a thriving neighborhood on this vacant wasteland. »

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