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Sports pitches have been removed from the plot south of Mottram Old Road, bottom right. Credit: planning documents

Godley Green plans tweaked

Tameside’s headline housing project has been updated, with a secondary school now included as the council seeks to make the project a reality.

Although the headline numbers remain the same – up to 2,150 new homes, village centres, and associated infrastructure – fresh planning documents have now been filed with Tameside Council for the project, for which planning consent was originally sought in late 2021.

The 315-acre project is mapped out for Green Belt land, mostly on the northern side of Mottram Old Road near Hyde, and accounts for more than a quarter of Tameside’s proposed housing within Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone plan.

Tameside Council, which bills Godley Green as a garden village development at “the interface of urban Tameside and the Peak District,” has already armed itself with compulsory purchase powers for the development.

In the covering letter accompanying the documentation, adviser Gerald Eve said that changes have been made following consultation with a range of statutory bodies. The firm set out the main changes to the project as follows:

  • Minor alterations to the proposed site accesses, as well as the addition of both a puffin and pegasus crossing on Mottram Old Road
  • The proposed realignment of the Trans Pennine Trail and national cycle route through the site
  • The proposed one-form primary school on site has now been replaced by secondary school accommodation
  • Alterations to the sports provision within the site, with the area of playing fields and associated facilities on land to the south of Mottram Old Road removed (a financial contributions to be provided instead), and the relocation of playing pitches within the eastern village to a more central location
  • The subsequent removal of the proposed access to the south of Mottram Old Road
  • Slight alterations to the location of housing within the eastern village in order to accommodate the relocation of the playing pitches
  • A slight increase in the red line boundary along the eastern edge of the site along the Mottram Old Road frontage
  • An updated indicative phasing strategy for the site, which now provides further detail on how the site could be developed.

The professional team for Godley Green includes Planit-IE, Alyn Nicholls Associates, Mainer Associates, Pea Green, Kevin Murray Associates, E3P, KKP, Wilde Consulting Engineers, and Trebbi Continuum.

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This is so so wrong with all the brown field sites in Tameside being ignored.

By Anonymous

Absolute disgrace, when there are brown field sites throughout Tameside.As states this is Green Belt Land.

By Anonymous

The road infrastructure in this area is abysmal and Mottram Moor is one of the worst in the country. This really needs resolving before proposing 2,000 homes with potentially 4,000 cars.

By Anonymous

Looks a very exciting project. All those people going on about brownfield sites don’t understand how housing figures and plannings works. You can criticise the government who make those decisions but apart from that, there’s not a lot you can do.

By Anonymous

This is a great start but we need a lot more housing.

By Anonymous

I am a keen walker and countryside lover, but I can’t see much wrong with this development. There is no real access to the east side and some scruffy stables on the west side that have blocked at least one previous footpath.

By Anonymous

Have the extra Doctors ,Dentist surgeries ,schools, shops, road infrastructures been thought of. This is already an over populated area and more houses will impact on adjacent areas.

By Anonymous

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