A plan to turn an abandoned block into affordable homes is underway in Sale Moor.

A partnership between the council and developer L&Q intends to turn Lindow Court into three two-bedroom apartments and six one-bedroom apartments.

The plan for the abandoned block on Northenden Road includes insulation to improve the energy efficiency as well as 12 parking spaces for the residents.

The apartments are to be affordable homes in the sense they are available for social rent.

Liz Patel, the council's executive member for economy and regeneration, said: "The housing crisis is getting worse and worse and more and more are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. 

"We are delighted to be working with our partners on this project which is being funded by the council's Affordable Housing Fund. We will continue to do all we can to tackle the housing crisis." 

Ben Townsend, business director for L&Q, said: "We are pleased to be working with Trafford Council to refurbish and reconfigure Lindow Court to provide decent homes for social rent, accessible to those who need them most.

"We are committed to investing in our properties and providing homes of which our customers can be proud."

Cllr Patel and Mr Townsend were accompanied by Trafford Council leader Tom Ross and Director of Place Richard Roe to mark the start of the work. 

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