Former Akzo Site on Hollingworth Road acquired by the Housing and Communities Agency

Date published: 04 January 2018

The former Akzo Site on Hollingworth Road in Littleborough has been acquired by the Housing and Communities Agency.

The Housing and Communities Agency is a non-departmental public body that funds new affordable housing in England. It was established by the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is governed by a board that decides what the HCA’s priorities are. Its members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

The HCA website states:

“We work locally in individual communities to help meet local priorities.

"We invest mostly in building new homes, but also in creating employment floorspace and other community facilities, in cities, towns and villages across the country.

"The homes we fund include affordable homes for rent and sale, and homes for rent or sale at market prices.

"Our investment helps build around half of all new homes built in England each year. It also helps increase local growth by creating jobs and supporting businesses."

The site is of great interest to the people of Littleborough and there is a lot of local concern about its possible development.

Peter Hook, Littleborough Civic Trust chairman, said: “The Trust will, on behalf of the residents of Littleborough, seek to establish the Housing and Communities Agency’s proposals for the site, we will ensure that the HCA is fully aware of the feelings of the public about this important site.

“I have written to the HCA requesting information about their proposals and anticipated timescales. Once we have answers to our questions we will ensure the public of Littleborough are informed.”

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