An ambitious housing scheme in Trafford – known as Lumina Village – has been boosted by a £3million loan from a brownfield programme fund.

The brownfield programme was part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) Devolution Trailblazer Deal and totals £150m.

Lumina Village is a development of six blocks of apartments, ranging from six to 20 storeys high and 53 townhouses at Talbot Road.

It will offer a total of 639 new homes, a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses, available for private rent, sale, shared ownership. At least 15 per cent of the development will be for affordable housing.

The combined authority has now approved the further allocation of £3m to the scheme which is estimated to cost a total of £250m.

It has been approved by the GMCA chief executive Eamonn Boylan and Coun Ged Cooney, portfolio lead for housing.