CGI showing part of Great Places' and Clowes' plans for Heald Green. Credit: North Made Studio

Great Places and Clowes plot 150 Stockport homes

A public consultation has been launched for the project, which is located within the Green Belt in Heald Green.

Under the proposals, Great Places Housing Group would build 110 affordable homes, while Clowes Developments would deliver 40 apartments on the site.

The land itself, while Green Belt, is not all greenfield. Half of it is hard standing and has been used as parking by Manchester Airport. It is also surrounded by other developments, including the Manchester Airport Stanley Hotel and Bloor Homes’ 325-home scheme.

Of the 110 affordable homes Great Places wants to build, 18 would be two-bed houses, 41 would have three bedrooms and 16 would have four bedrooms. There would also be seven three-bed bungalows, eight two-bed flats and 20 one-bed apartments. These homes would be available under either affordable rent or shared ownership tenures.

The market homes by Clowes break down to 20 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom flats.

Great Places and Clowes also said they would plant 2,500 trees on and off the site as part of the development plan. Their proposals also include public open spaces with landscaping.

Access to the neighbourhood would be off Stanley Road.

The project represents an investment of more than £30m into the local economy, according to consultation documents. It would also create 465 jobs during the build process. The developers estimate it will generate £170,000 in annual council tax revenue.

Nick Gornall, director of development at Great Places said: “Alongside Clowes Development, our ambition for this development is to provide Heald Green with a vibrant, stylish and affordable community.”

Marc Freeman, development director at Clowes, echoed Gornall’s sentiment.

“We are delighted to be working with Great Places to bring forward our proposals,” he said. “We purchased the site in 2020 and have been drawing up our plans to deliver a scheme that provides sustainable housing in Heald Green. We look forward to being part of the community.”

Seymour Planning is the planning consultant for the scheme, while Cartwright and Gross is the architect.

The consultation on the project ends on 10 June. To learn more visit

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Hey wait I’ve seen those houses before! On every other suburban housing estate, everywhere, all over the country.

By Anonymous

Heald Green is already overdeveloped. The infrastructure cannot cope with more development without additional services such as health and education.

By Anonymous

So much for Stockport pulling out of the GMSF to protect the greenbelt.

By Anonymous

Nice to see houses being built around the region but there seems to be very few being built in manchester

By Cal

The green belt in this area has has drastically reduced due to housing so much so the traffic on the the A34 is at stand still, what are you doing Stockport stop turning your backs on what little greenfield is left, last person out of Handforth turn the lights out!


Council houses in the green belt? Stockport owns 100 s of acres of brownfield and non green belt land but sits on it for years.

By Concerned

The site is crying out for redevelopment, and better use of car parking land can only be welcomed. Onus on the council to ensure the nearby residential areas are suitably filtered to prioritise active routes through to nearby amenities – via developer contributions, if needed. A proper audit of active travel routes in the Transport Assessment, from the perspective of the most vulnerable users, would be very welcome, too.

By Active Travel Trev

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