A housing developer has confirmed it will build 174 new homes on brownfield land in Bury and Radcliffe.

Hive Homes confirmed the new homes, in Seedfield and on the site of the former Riverside High School in Radcliffe, are expected to be complete in 2025.

At Seedfield in Bury, Hive Homes will build 84 three and four-bed homes with a selection of properties under the “First Homes” scheme by Bury Council, which prioritises first time buyers with a combined annual income of less than £80,000 per year.

Plans for the new houses were approved in July 2023 despite some concerns from residents over parking issues.

The site, off Parkinson Street, has been given £20million investment, supported by £995,000 Brownfield Land Grant from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

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Bury Times: 84 new homes are due to be built on Parkinson Street, Seedfield84 new homes are due to be built on Parkinson Street, Seedfield (Image: Hive Homes)

Alongside the new homes, Bury Council will provide new changing and welfare facilities for Seedfield Juniors FC funded by Hive’s Section 106 Contribution and Hive will also create a new car park for the club which has its pitches adjacent to the site.

Hive Homes will also build 90 three and four-bed homes, a mix of mews, semi and detached, on School Street in Radcliffe, the former home of the demolished Grammar School, with some First Homes and Affordable Homes among the number.

A total of £19million investment is supported by £895,000 Brownfield Land Grant from GMCA and Hive’s Section 106 contribution will support a number of local initiatives in the area.

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Bury Times: A former high school site in Radcliffe will be transformed into 90 homesA former high school site in Radcliffe will be transformed into 90 homes (Image: Hive Homes)

Plans for these homes were approved by Bury Council in September 2023. 

Ed Milner, Hive Homes’ managing director, said: “We are delighted to be able to develop these fantastic sites and bring much-needed housing and facilities to these communities.

“Both are crying out for quality, new homes and we are looking forward to breathing new life into sites and provide people with the chance to get their foot on the property ladder.

“Hive Homes is building a real reputation as a partner of choice for local authorities across Greater Manchester as we are delighted to be working with Bury Council to bring new homes to the area.”