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Belle Vue development is off and running

POSTED: 12/01/2021

Belle Vue Development Visual


Great Places is set to build 130 affordable homes in conjunction with developers Countryside on the former Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in East Manchester.

The building work follows planning permission being issued in November 2020 for the creation of 80 apartments and 167 houses, which includes 130 affordable homes through Great Places Housing Group.

The new development will feature one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, in a scheme that not only provides a viable alternative use for the site but also provides much-needed affordable housing for local people.

All homes at Belle Vue Place have been designed in accordance with the National Described Space Standards, creating a range of new house types that are spacious and maximise natural light.

Helen Spencer, Director of Development at Great Places, said:

We’re delighted to be working with Countryside as part of our ongoing partnership on this key development.

The site will provide 130 much-needed affordable homes in an area of Greater Manchester that so desperately needs them, and truly highlights the power of partnerships.

Affordable housing continues to be a key priority for all of the areas we operate in and Great Places remains committed to creating great homes across a wide variety of communities.

Gordon Innes, Managing Director, Partnerships Manchester and Cheshire East, Countryside said:

We are pleased to be in a position to start regenerating this important site and deliver much-needed affordable housing in East Manchester.

Offering a mixed-tenure development through our partnership with Great Places is an essential part of fulfilling the appetite for local housing and also provides the fabric for a vibrant and diverse new community.

We have been working on this project for a number of years and what continues to be evident is the role the stadium has played throughout the years for people near and far.

The new development will recognise the heritage of the site and pay homage to its iconic status and this is reflected in its official name, Belle Vue Place.