Affordable homes could be built in Newcastle-under-Lyme thanks to ambitious plans to regenerate a number of communities.
The borough council is considering a Partnership Agreement with Aspire Housing which would see the organisations sharing land, staff and expertise on projects that would help reshape neighbourhoods.
A feasibility study will be carried out and the council may become directly involved in house-building for the first time in 20 years.
Cllr. Eddie Boden, the borough council’s Cabinet member for planning, regeneration and town centres, said: “This is a very exciting project and we believe that by working with Aspire we can take positive steps to breathe new life into some of our communities.
“It is many years since this council was involved directly in house building so we are turning the clock back in some ways. But we believe this direct intervention will bring a huge range of benefits to local people and we are delighted that Aspire Housing share our ambition of stepping in to transform some of our neighbourhoods.
“The borough council and Aspire Housing have a shared ambition to deliver affordable housing and other community assets in Newcastle to meet the needs of our local residents. It is therefore appropriate that both parties seek to work together in order to support the delivery of affordable housing.”