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Green light for new supported housing scheme in Bury

16th November 2023
New Supported Housing In Willow Street, Bury

A new development of supported homes for adults with additional needs in Bury has received planning permission.

We're delighted to have been given the green light to build 13 self-contained apartments in Willow Street for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities and autism.

The affordable homes will allow residents to live independently, with access to 24-hour support, with this type of accommodation currently in high demand in the borough.

The scheme will complement and extend the provision of neighbouring Queensberry Place, which has a proven track record of supporting people with additional needs to live independently over the last 20 years.

Sasha Deepwell, our Chief Executive, said: “I’m delighted this development has been given the go-ahead and excited at the prospect of developing new homes which have the potential to transform lives in the same way Queensberry Place has over the last two decades.

“Irwell Valley Homes celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Over the last half a century lots of things have changed, but our core purpose remains the same – to enable people to live well in their home and community. From our very early days, we have remained committed to delivering supported housing which empowers people to be independent and achieve their potential. We know the life-changing difference supported housing makes, ensuring everyone can live their best life in their community, and we are pleased to be moving forward with these plans in our milestone year.”

Councillor Clare Cummins, cabinet member for housing services at Bury Council, said: “We are always delighted to work in partnership to create the housing we need for residents in our borough.

“This is another excellent project that we can’t wait to see finished, and it’s in line with our ‘brownfield first’ policy.”

The plans, which have been co-designed with Bury Council and local health and social care commissioners, include a communal lounge and outdoor space with allotment to enhance the biodiversity of the area.

The scheme has been designed to be inward facing to reduce the impact on nearby residents and car park and access will be provided via the existing Queensberry Place entrance.

Irwell Valley Homes hopes to start on site in spring 2024.