King Street West Great Places p.planning docs

Bowker Sadler Architecture is advising Great Places on the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Anwyl and Great Places prevail in Stockport 

A pair of schemes providing a combined 155 affordable homes in Heaton Mersey and Stockport town centre have been given the go-ahead. 

King Street West 

King Street West Stockport Great Places C

The scheme fits within Stockport’s ambition to create a 3,500-home town centre gateway. Credit: Great Places

Developer: Great Places Housing Group 

Architect/Planner: Bowker Sadler Architecture   

Planning reference: DC/086371 

Located off King Street West, the 100% affordable scheme would provide 73 affordable apartments.  

Funded in part by Homes England, the £16.4m development will be located in the Stockport Mayoral Corporation Town Centre West regeneration area, which aims to create a new gateway in the town centre with 3,500 homes and more than 1m sq ft of commercial space.  

The development will consist of 73 one- and two-bed apartments, all of which will be available through the government-backed Rent to Buy scheme.  

Elsewhere in the borough, the housing provider is looking to bring forward a 150-home development in partnership with Clowes in Heald Green.  

Great Places wants to provide 110 affordable homes within the site, formerly used for airport parking. 

Former Focus School 

Lovelock Mitchell Architects designed the plans for the site off Didsbury Road. Credit: via planning documents

Developer: Anwyl Partnerships 

Architect: Lovelock Mitchell Architects 

Planner: Mosaic Town Planning 

Planning reference: DC/085997 

The former Focus School site in Heaton Mersey is to become a mixture of retirement apartments and semi-detached houses. 

Anwyl Partnerships submitted its application to Stockport Council to build 72 apartments and 10 semi-detached houses on the three-acre site off Didsbury Road last year. 

All 72 apartments would be designated affordable under the Older Persons Shared Ownership tenure. 

Anwyl acquired the site in April. The land had been vacant since 2019, when the school relocated. 

Previous plans put forward by Mereside Education Trust for 34 homes were approved in 2020 but did not progress beyond planning approval. 

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The Great Places scheme is incredibly dull.

By Anonymous

Yes build these they are needed they will have a fantastic view towards the hills and good for local shops

By Helen

They need to concentrate on making their older properties more economical and fix problems 😤

By Anonymous

What a scheme! Great to see on the small builds

By Balcony Warrior

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