£6.5m affordable residential scheme granted

Jigsaw Homes Group plans to build 2,400 homes across the North West by 2022.

Atkinson Rd CGi - Ormskirk

51 new affordable homes are to be built in Ormskirk, West Lancashire, as part of a mixed-use development, alongside a new supermarket and commercial units.

The £6.5m residential scheme, funded by Jigsaw with grant support from Homes England, will consist of 20 one-bed apartments including 10 for older people, 10 semi-detached three-bed houses and 21 semi-detached and terraced two-beds.

The homes will be available for affordable rent and will include private or communal outdoor spaces, designated off-street car parking and electrical vehicle charging facilities.

Chorley Community Housing, part of Jigsaw Homes Group, has been granted planning permission to build the proposed homes on the former Atkinson and Kirby site in a joint application with supermarket chain Lidl and developer Citypark.

This scheme is part of Jigsaw Homes Group’s wider plan to create 2,400 homes across the North West and East Midlands by 2022 through a range of tenures, including affordable rent, shared ownership and market sale.

The Atkinson Road development, off Hattersley Way, will be built in three phases, with the residential properties starting on site this spring for completion in autumn 2020.

Garnet Fazackerley, Operations Director for Development at Jigsaw Group said: “This site will not only provide much-needed homes, it will create jobs, and it’s a very exciting scheme for us to be involved in because of the wider benefits to the community.

“We also plan to build more homes across West Lancashire over the next few years and are looking at potential sites.”

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