NEW homes schemes have been announced for two former community locations in the borough.

Proposals to build on the sites of the former William Kemp Heaton and Seedfield centres have been separately confirmed by Bury Council.

The axe hung over the Goshen day centre for several years - under a number of cuts programmes - before it was finally closed down nearly 10 years ago.

Council bosses ordered the closure of the Seedfield site in 2017, leaving long-term tenants like Bury ABC to find fresh accommodation.

Town hall chiefs have gone into partnership with Great Places Housing for an affordable housing scheme at the old Kemp Heaton location.

Thirty-seven properties are to be construced, including 15 specialist or supported apartments for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Nine bungalows will also service the needs fo older people and those with mobility issues.

Cllr Clare Cummin, the borough's housing cabinet member, said the site was ideal was it was close to Peachment Place, the authority's extra-care scheme which opened two years ago.

She added: " “We need to have a wide range of housing in Bury which meets the needs of individuals, families, elderly people and those with special needs.

"This scheme is a great example of how, working with our partners, we can make this happen – and on a brownfield site too."

The project for the Seedfield site is being taken forward with Hive Homes after the council secured brownfield land funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to overhaul the derelict land.

Eighty-one family homes are envisaged, with a quarter of them built to low-carbon standards. All will be electrically hated with other eco-friendly attributes.

Council officials have pledged that assistance will be given to Seedfield Sports Club to help members to relocate elsewhere.

Cllr Eamonn O’Brien, council leader, said: “In line with our ‘brownfield first’ policy, these plans show how we can transform long-derelict sites into modern, green and affordable housing which meets the needs of our residents.”