First Choice Homes Oldham granted planning permission for 20 new homes in Littleborough

Date published: 31 July 2020

Planning permission for 20 new homes in Littleborough has been granted by Rochdale Council.

The Phoenix Ironworks development on Howarth Street will be a mix of one bedroom apartments and two and three bedroom family homes, all with parking.

The properties will be built by Rochdale-based P Casey & Co Ltd, managed by First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) and allocated to customers on Rochdale’s housing register. Work on the site is due to start in September, and completion is scheduled for February 2022.

The £3.3 million scheme on a brownfield site will be part funded by a £760,000 Homes England grant.


Artists impression of the new homes on Howarth Street, Littleborough


Heidi Thompson, executive director of homes and investment at FCHO said: “Getting planning permission for these new homes is great news. Nationally there’s a shortage of affordable housing, and the picture here in our region is the same. We're working hard and investing a significant amount of money to build as many new homes as we can to help meet demand. Supporting the local economy is important to us, too and this build will create opportunities for local people and businesses, and I’m looking forward to seeing these new homes take shape.” 

Alan Taylor, operations director at Casey said: “Casey are proud to be working with and in partnership with First Choice Homes Oldham on this local scheme to provide much needed homes to the local community. Our purpose is ‘improving lives’ and being able to create new communities where we can make this happen is what Casey are all about.”

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