apartment block in Walkden

Plans for a new five-storey apartment block in Walkden could bring more ‘affordable’ homes to the area.

The new plans consists 45 new apartments for ‘older persons’ aged over 55 and will be located on land west of the Stocks Hotel on Manchester Road.

There will be eight two-bed apartments, with the majority of the apartments being one-bedroom apartments.

These plans were submitted by Alderley group, who are a company that specialise in building affordable homes in the North West.

Image credit: Salford City Council Planning Portal

The application states that there is “clear policy support, at a national and local level, for both affordable housing and accommodation targeted specifically at older people.”

The main entrance point will be on the corner of Manchester Road and Bolton Road.

Previously the land had been used as a site for businesses and terraced housing however it has been empty ‘for some time’.

The scheme aims to give residents the opportunity to ‘live independently’ within their own property while also having an on-site Local Housing Manager during the week.

As well as that, the scheme is offering a shared lounge and garden area.

Housing 21, who are a ‘not-for-profit’ provider of retirement living for elderly people, would be the company who would be managing the proposed new homes.


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