In Manchester, Residential

DPP Planning has been appointed to the JV North homebuilding framework which aims to build in the region of 4,000 homes between 2021 and 2025.

The consortium, which has 13 members comprising Bury Council, Johnnie Johnson Housing, One Manchester, Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, Muir Group, Plus Dane Housing, Sovini, Stockport Homes, Stockport Council, Torus, Trafford Housing Trust, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, developed the 4 year Framework to deliver residential projects across the north of England.

A total of 24 contractors were appointed to bands valued at £1 to £4 million, £4 to £10 million and £10 million and over. Professional services companies have also been appointed to nine different lots to help JV North members design, build, rent and sell homes.

DPP ranked top of the four planning consultancies appointed to the Framework, scoring 85% across the technical requirements.

JV North Chairman and Chief Executive at Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Wayne Gales, said:

Previous frameworks have been very successful and the consortium would like to thank the companies involved, many of whom have been appointed again as we look to build even more homes. Our new framework focuses on not only addressing the housing crisis but working together with contractors and consultants to create efficient and high quality homes that contribute positively to the communities in which they are situated. The Building Back Fairer principle underpinning this framework will see the companies appointed working with our members to also provide clear social value outcomes, addressing key issues such as inequality, poor health, unemployment and apprenticeships. This framework and the relationships formed with all partners is going to be critical post-pandemic when the extent of the human and financial impact of Covid-19 is clear.

Reflecting on the framework success, DPP Associate Director Kayleigh Dixon, who leads DPP’s work in the North West said:

We are delighted to have secured a place on this Framework, which will play an important part in the delivery of much-needed new homes across the region. We are pleased that our track record in delivering residential schemes across the UK, our commercial approach to planning and our local knowledge led to us finishing as the top ranked planning consultancy of the Framework. We now look forward to working with the consortium members in delivering schemes which will make a difference to the communities in which they are based.

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