Flats plan kicked out over cash

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS -

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.

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