Flats plan kicked out over cash
MANCHESTER council has rejected a proposal for a block of flats from its own multi-billion pound development partner - because of the ‘disappointing’ level of cash being offered for affordable housing.
Development giant FEC, which is in a partnership with the town hall to build thousands of new homes between the city centre and Collyhurst, had put in a separate application for an eight-storey block on Addington Street, off Oldham Road. It had offered £220,000 towards affordable housing elsewhere in the city - but councillors criticised the proposal.
Councillors rejected the application and requested FEC provide a 5 per cent affordable housing contribution instead.