05 Apr 2023
Award-winning house builder, Northstone, submits plans for new, high-quality homes for renters in Wigan
Homebuilder of the Year, Northstone, has submitted plans to deliver high quality new homes on land west of Stothert Street in Atherton, Wigan. The application comes after Northstone held a public consultation on their plans earlier this year, for a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood with plenty of open, green space for the local community to enjoy.
The application is for over 100 innovatively designed and energy-efficient homes in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate a range of people at different stages of life. The proposed neighbourhood will offer new build homes for rent and promises to provide residents with long term tenancies that are managed by community focused landlord, Letta.
The proposed new homes will also exceed the ‘Future Homes Standard’ on efficiency, with energy saving features including smart technology to save heat and water use, as well as triple glazed windows installed to help tenants keep their energy bills down.
Currently, many residents and the local community are facing increased pressures due to the ongoing housing crisis. This often results in renters getting trapped in expensive short-term tenancies in suboptimal, outdated, accommodation that is sometimes not properly maintained by the property owner. Northstone’s proposed scheme aims to address this problem by providing tenants with considerately designed houses which are centrally managed by Letta who will provide 24-hour property management services.
Letta, also part of Peel L&P, is a new suburban Build to Rent company focused on increasing and improving the supply of North West energy efficient homes. Their partnership approach means they can bring forward affordable, single-family housing, alongside an excellent, end-to-end property management service.
Bernadette Barry, Senior Development Manager said: “The submission of our plans for the land west of Stothert Street follow a public consultation earlier this year where local residents had the opportunity to provide feedback.
“We are extremely thankful for all those who took the time to share their views and we are pleased to share our finalised scheme with Wigan Council and the community.
“In light of the current housing crisis Northstone, in partnership with Letta, wants to ensure local renters aren’t forgotten. Our plans will bring high-quality homes to Wigan, to ensure people who rent have the opportunity to live in modern, sustainable new builds that are managed by a trusted and responsible landlord.
“We also recognise that new tenants are looking for more than just a house, they want to live a neighbourhood which has an inclusive and inviting environment. That is why our plans include dedicated green space surrounding our homes for use by residents and local people, so that the whole community can benefit from this new neighbourhood.
"We are proud of our plans and look forward to the application being considered by Wigan Council.”
Northstone’s commitment to creating sustainable communities will continue at this new neighbourhood in Atherton. Designed to embrace natural features and provide a central green corridor, the scheme will link with footpaths through the development and into existing routes. Around 10,000 sqm of greenspace will be opened up for the local community to enjoy, along with new hedge and tree planting throughout the site as well as retaining existing trees where possible.
Northstone has received continuous recognition and industry praise for their approach to the new-build home. The team have been awarded ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by several award-bodies, in addition to winning awards for their positive impact on sustainability and local communities.