The first social homes in Trafford for more than a decade are set to be built.

The 30 homes were unanimously approved by Trafford Council’s planning committee last night and are being funded by the council’s affordable housing fund.

The apartment homes will be on the brownfield site land at the corner of Carrfield Avenue and Mossfield Road in Timperley and will be housed within a three-storey building made up of 10 two-bedroom homes and 20 one-bedroom afforable flats.

Trafford Housing Trust is acting as the developer and landlord for the new homes and all of the flats will be available to let at social rent levels, solely for Trafford residents.

There will be 35 car parking spaces available on site, as well as four disabled parking bays and 30 cycle spaces.

Work will have to begin on the housing within the next three years, as stipulated in the council’s conditions for the approved planning permission.

At the planning committee meeting, Coun Aidan Williams (Labour) who represents Bucklow St Martins ward, said: “I think it’s a really good news story for Trafford that in extremely stark times, we’re managing to see the development of 30 socially rented units.

“It is so hard for registered providers to deliver socially rented units now and I think this is an absolutely fantastic opportunity for development and I’m heartened by the fact that only four representations were received contrary to the application.”

Coun Andrew Western, Trafford Council’s leader, said: “Delighted that at tonight’s planning meeting, the committee agreed to approve an application for 30 social homes in Timperley.

“These are the first new social housing units built in Trafford for over a decade (excluding specialist supported housing etc) and I’m particularly proud because they have been funded from the council’s Affordable Housing Fund.

“Lots of work has gone in to this from officers and members at the council along with colleagues from the Housing Trust who are the developer. We promised to prioritise building social housing and I’m thrilled we are now seeing evidence of our work in this area as we directly fund social builds in Trafford.”

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, said: “The scheme will go some way to meeting the demand for social housing in Trafford and will provide people with attractive properties in a great location. Trafford, like many other areas, desperately needs new homes that people can afford to live in.

“Timperley is also a much sought after location with numerous selling points and I am delighted that our Trafford Affordable Housing Fund is being used to provide homes in the area.”