RBH submits plans for new social housing in Rhodes

Date published: 21 October 2021

Local mutual housing society Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) has submitted plans for new apartments in Middleton.

The eight new apartments between Yates Street and Broad Street in Rhodes will be social housing at affordable rent.

Affordable rent is defined as rents of up to 80 per cent of market rent, which is the amount ‘reasonably expected’ by a landlord. Market rent should be close to rates charged for comparable homes in similar areas.

RBH is working with partners BYA Architects and PLP Construction to help deliver the new homes. A planning application has now been submitted to Rochdale Council.

Clare Tostevin, RBH Director of Growth, said: "We know that there is a significant need for more affordable housing in Middleton and these proposals will deliver high-quality new homes in the area – all for genuinely affordable rent.

“We’re really pleased to be working with PLP Construction, a local business with a track record of giving something back to local communities in Rochdale borough.

“I also want to say thank you to all the residents who sent in feedback as part of our community consultation. We have incorporated this feedback where we can into our final design plans.”

Joanne James, PLP Construction Ltd Director, said: “PLP is looking forward to working with RBH to deliver these new build apartments and make a positive impact in our local community."

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