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Burnham puts finishing touches to new Ashton housing development
Thursday 5th October 2017 @ 16:51 by Lee Wild
Ashton News

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, took time out of his busy schedule on Tuesday 19 September to help put the finishing touches to New Charters latest housing project.

Mayor of Greater Manchester tucks in to fruit from one of the planted trees

The development at Coleridge Close, near to Ashton Moss is 55 new one, two and three-bedroomed homes that are available for “affordable rent”, which can be up to 80% of private markets rents.

The Mayor marked the completion of the development by planting trees with local schoolchildren from Canon Johnson C of E Primary School.

Schoolchildren help planting trees

The trees for the orchard have been proved by ‘City of Trees’ as part of its ambitions plan to plant 3 million trees across Greater Manchester, equivalent to a tree for every person in the region.

Andy Burnham said, “We are working hard along with housing providers to make sure that truly affordable housing is available to all and these new homes will help to provide this in Ashton.

“Greater Manchester needs housing that is affordable and I would welcome more of these developments.”

Beth Kelsall, City of Trees comments, “We were delighted to work on this project and establish a community orchard as part of the new development. We hope this will create a fruitful forest for the future and benefit generations to come”.

The 55 new homes are part of an “affordable rent” scheme