Former Shaw Distribution Centre, Bellway Homes, p planning docs

Plans form phase one of Bellway Homes' masterplan for the former Shaw Distribution Centre. Credit: via planning documents

Bellway details 140-home plan for former Shaw Distribution Centre

Proposals for the site would see the demolition of three 100-year-old industrial mills off Linney Lane in Oldham to make way for the mix of apartments, detached, and semi-detached properties.

Bellway Homes has submitted a reserved matters application to deliver 140 homes on the 15-acre brownfield land, formerly home to the Shaw Distribution Centre.

Designed by APD, the scheme would feature 12 two-, 89 three-, and 39 four-bed properties ranging from 600 sq ft to 1,400 sq ft.

Of the 140 homes, 28 would be affordable.

Each house would be provided with two car parking spaces. Apartments would be provided with one car parking space each, as well as a total of 12 car parking spaces.

Shaw Distribution Centre was first opened by retail and football betting company Littlewoods in 1979 and is currently made up of five buildings, three of which are converted cotton mills.

The demolition of Elm Mill, Lily No 1 Mill, and Lily No 2 Mill is already underway, expected to complete in early June.

The plans for 140 homes off Linney Lane form phase one of the masterplan for the area, which was granted outline planning permission in July 2021.

Currently, Yodel Group’s headquarters are located on the bottom half of the site, which will be the subject of future applications following the company’s relocation in the next five years.

Later phases would see up to 400 homes and seven acres of open space delivered.

Asteer Planning is the scheme’s planning consultant. The project team also includes transport consultant Eddison, landscape architect TPM Landscape, and noise consultant Red Acoustics.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number RES/350957/23 on Oldham Council’s planning portal.

Elsewhere in the North West, Bellway was granted planning permission last month for its plans to deliver 108 homes and a primary healthcare facility in Lymm in phase two of its plans for the former site of Tanyard Farm.

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