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Plans approved for new affordable homes in Farnworth

Plans approved for new affordable homes in Farnworth

We’re pleased to announce we’ve been granted planning approval for 60 new homes in Farnworth.

The development is part of our drive to significantly increase the number of affordable homes for people in the borough.

Together with development and construction partner Watson Homes, we will build 48 apartments and 12 houses on a site in Campbell Street.

We will be making the homes available for affordable rent. Affordable rent levels are set at least 20 per cent lower than the average private rent available in the local area.

Work on the homes is expected to begin this spring and complete in autumn 2021.

Paul Philbin, our Head of Development and Home Ownership, comments: “Bolton, like other places, has a shortage of good quality affordable homes and many people are living at risk of homelessness. We’re working hard with our development partners to give more people a better opportunity to live in a safe, secure and energy-efficient home at a comparably low rent level.

“We’ll continue to seek opportunities, funding and approval to provide the types and numbers of properties in places where they’re needed to give local people housing options and help keep them connected with their families and communities.”

Rob Watson, director at Watson Homes, added: “This project will see the delivery of high quality, affordable homes for the Bolton community. At Watson, we’re glad to continue supporting the excellent work Bolton at Home does for local people.

“The key to this development will be ensuring residents are given a quality standard of housing, as well as a sense of community and space that will hopefully impact their day-to-day lives. We’re excited to get started.”

The development will see two three-storey apartment blocks built close to the two-acre site’s boundary with Campbell Street. These will provide 24 one-bedroom apartments and 24 two-bedroom apartments.

The 12 houses, arranged in three terraces, will be built to the rear of the site and comprise six three-bedroom and six two-bedroom properties. All the houses will have off street parking and private rear gardens.

The site, which will be accessed from Campbell Street, includes dedicated car parking provision for the apartments, secure cycle storage, and communal amenity areas. Landscaping and tree and shrub planting will also take place on the site.

When they’re ready, we advertise our new build properties for rent in the same way as our other properties that become available. If you want a home with us or another social housing provider, please make sure you’re registered with Homes for Bolton and apply for suitable properties via the Pinpoint system. More information on this is at

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Tap4 issues

Tap4 Latest Issue - 4 June 2020:

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Tap4 is our new digital publication for tenants and is released every quarter. It keeps you clued-up on the things we do to build and support our communities, puts a spotlight on the people and organisations that make Bolton brilliant, and is inspired by you.

Past Issues:

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Quarter Turn Latest Issue - 13 July 2020:

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Quarter Turn is dedicated to raising awareness of interesting activities, relevant services and inspiring stories from in and around our communities, celebrating those involved in community activities. A new issue is printed and posted every quarter. From April 2020, we've increased the distribution so it now goes to Bolton at Home tenants aged over 70 who live in general let without Careline, as well as to those living in extra care schemes, sheltered housing and in general let with Careline. 

Past Issues:

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