A typical Elan Homes development. The homebuilder will launch Holcombe Gardens in Ramsbottom on January 9

MORE than 700 people have registered interest in just 35 new homes being built in Ramsbottom.

Elan Homes has been inundated with enquiries from potential purchasers after announcing the acquisition of land on Bury New Road.

Construction is already underway and the first properties at the development, known as Holcombe Gardens, are due to be released for sale “off plan” by appointment only from Saturday (January 9).

Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “The response to Holcombe Gardens has been fantastic. We have a database of more than 720 people who’ve enquired about the homes and are keen to find out when they will be released for sale and how soon they would be able to move in. Our sales team is keeping them updated and will be inviting those who have registered their interest to visit the sales office by appointment only.”

Holcombe Gardens will offer a mix of three, four and five-bedroom properties, including nine affordable three-bedroom homes which will be sold at 75% of the market value, subject to eligibility criteria.

There will be a mix of two-storey homes and some split level properties that will be three-storeys at the front and two at the back.

“Smaller towns like Ramsbottom have become increasingly popular as a result of people staying at home more during 2020. Having access to outside space has risen up buyers’ priority lists, while commuter links have moved down; but, in reality, Holcombe Gardens offers the best of both,” Marie added.

“There’s potential for stunning views over the valley to Holcombe Hill and Peel Tower and a walk to the tower could become part of a regular routine for those who move to one of our new homes. For those who do need to commute, the M66 and A56 are within easy access, providing links to places like Bury, Bolton, Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and central Manchester.”

Accessed via Bury New Road, the homes will be situated in a cul-de-sac with a simple turning space. The estate road will remain private and along with an area of open space, this will be maintained by a management company.

Elan is committed to protecting and enhancing the ecology of the site and has developed a landscaping scheme to promote nature conservation, including retaining existing trees bordering the site.

Homes at Holcombe Gardens are due to launch “off plan” by appointment only from January 9. Potential purchasers can register interest now via https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/holcombe-gardens.