Charlestown resi scheme to get go-ahead

A £5.6m residential development in North Manchester has been recommended for planning approval by officers at Manchester City Council.

The application from Countryside Properties and Hall Moss Farm Developments is for the construction of 59 two- and three-bedroom homes on a 3.2-acre site off Colmore Drive and Crosslee Road.

Plans for the scheme include car parking, landscaping and associated road access. There will be a mix of semi-detached and terraced properties, 27 with two-bedrooms, and 32 with three-bedrooms.

Hall Moss Farm formerly occupied the site to the south, with temporary housing at the north, but the plot is now vacant with all previous buildings demolished.

Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners submitted the planning application.

In a planning statement, Nathaniel Lichfield said: "The proposal will create a high quality and well-designed residential development that will enhance and regenerate a deprived neighbourhood in North Manchester. The development has been designed to meet local needs local needs."

A meeting of the Manchester City Council planning and highways committee will discuss the scheme on Thursday 14 August.

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“high quality and well-designed residential development” I hope I’m wrong but it looks like another low quality noddy estate to me..!

By Stuart

Countryside have got their cookie cutter out again. What these areas need is distinctive high quality design to change the image and draw attention to maligned areas. I doubt any proper architectural practice had come anywhere near this scheme.

By Choc chip

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