New homes scoop planning accolade
Date published: 16 October 2013
New homes in St Mary’s, Oldham have won the Royal Town Planning Institute North West Planning Achievement award.
This recognition marks a remarkable change in fortunes for the site, which had stood derelict for more than a decade following the demolition of run-down flats.
Oldham Council and Contour Homes built 93 houses designed by Oldham-based architects Nicol Thomas. Work was completed this year and many of the homes are now occupied.
The scheme includes four properties built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 and two Passivhaus homes — currently the highest eco-standard.
Councillor Dave Hibbert, Cabinet member for housing and environment, said: “All those involved in making sure this plan came to fruition deserve to be congratulated.”
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