A North West house-builder firm is to create 24 homes near Cheshire Oaks over the next 12 months, as part of development across the region underpinning more than 2,000 jobs.
Barratt has approval for the traditional family homes at Wood Farm, Stanney Lane, Little Stanney, where the former farmland has been vacant for four years.
The farm buildings were demolished following a fire.
Affordable homes will occupy 25% of the new build.
The company points out it mainly employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen so nearby businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs.
Jason Newton, sales director at Barratt Manchester, said: “The Prime Minister, David Cameron has said again and again that one of the best ways to boost economic growth and get people working is through building more homes.”
He added the plans announced by the company will provide ‘desperately needed’ new homes for local people at a time when there is a ‘chronic’ shortage of housing.
The development will see a small community which will sit well within its surroundings and be sympathetic to the area, says Barratt.
There will be a strong frontage to Stanney Lane and the setting of a nearby grade two listed Yew Tree Farmhouse, screened by trees and hedges, will be respected.
The two, three and four bed two-storey houses will bring previously underused land back into use. There will be two accesses off Stanney Lane.
The company insists the design will be high quality while the layout will design out crime and the use of water and energy will be reduced. It believes the scheme will significantly improve the biodiversity of the site.
Barratt is also to contribute almost £40,000 to play space elsewhere and £12.500 towards a bus stop and shelter nearby.