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 healdgreen.consultationonline.co.uk.