Planning approved for 99-home Vernon Gardens in Oldham

Great Places Housing Group in partnership with Kellen Homes is set to transform a former mill in Royton into 99 new homes.

The new development will breathe new life into the 5.5 acre former Vernon Works mill site on High Barn Street.

The 116-year-old cotton mill will be replaced by a mix of 12 Affordable Rent and 37 Shared Ownership homes delivered by Great Places and 50 market sale homes delivered by Kellen Homes. They will feature a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes with front and rear gardens and off-street parking.

The development is Great Places’ first with the Warrington-based developer.  

Commenting on the planning approval, Director of Development, Helen Spencer said:

“Vernon Gardens is the first of many projects we hope to deliver in partnership with Kellen across the North West to provide communities with much needed affordable homes”.

“Bringing brownfield sites back into use by building mixed tenure communities is a shared ambition of both organisations and the backbone of our successful partnership.

“Vernon Gardens is the latest in a string of projects for Great Places within Oldham, where we continue to experience high demand and need for our homes.”

The homes will be released for sale in January 2023, with the development expected to complete later that spring.

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