Chorley Street is a mix of 118 new affordable homes. Bolton at Home in partnership with Irwell Valley have transformed a disused car park and Brownfield Land into an attractive new neighbourhood.
The 5,700 square metre site, called Chorley Place, includes 36 apartments for affordable rent, available through the council’s choice based lettings service by visiting here. There will also be 25 apartments for people aged 50 and over, as well as 17 houses available to buy under the government’s shared ownership scheme.
The remaining 40 apartments will be available on a Rent to Buy basis for people looking to get onto the property ladder. This scheme enables tenants to rent a home at 20% less than the market rent value for up to five years, giving them the means and opportunity to save for a deposit.
By creating mixed developments which include homes for sale, they invest any money made back into building more social housing and regenerating communities. Chorley Place is a distinctive development that offers something to suit a range of needs.
The new homes at Chorley Place are built to high environmental specification, highlighting Bolton’s commitment to meeting the goals set out in the Climate Strategy.
The estate is designed around low car usage and includes a flood attenuation system which reduced flood risk by capturing rainwater and releasing it slowly.
Similar to other developments underway in the town centre, the project offers improved pedestrian and cycling links to the River Croal and Queens Park to boost active travel.
The new homes also meet a growing demand for affordable housing in the borough, while building on brownfield land helps protect valuable green space.
The development has received grant funding from the government through Homes England.