Harlex to offload Timperley site following appeal win
Once home to World of Pets Garden Centre, the 7.2-acre site off Thorley Lane has planning consent for 116 homes.
Harlex Property has appointed CBRE to market the Timperley Green Belt site for sale a little more than a month after securing planning permission for a residential scheme via the appeal process.
Trafford Council rejected the developer’s plans in March 2022, citing concerns about the impact the project would have on the Green Belt.
However, the Planning Inspectorate overturned the refusal saying that Harlex’s project – which will feature a 45% provision of affordable homes – would address an “acute and persistent housing supply shortfall”.
When plans for the project were lodged in 2021, planning consultant Rapleys cited Trafford Council’s poor housing delivery record as a reason the development should go ahead.
“Trafford currently falls within the bottom 10% of authorities in England for housing delivery,” Rapleys’ planning statement said.
Harlex bought the site, allocated for housing under the Places for Everyone plan, in 2018 in a deal backed by the Residential Land Partnership fund.
The site is to be sold on a freehold basis and offers will be considered on both conditional and unconditional basis, according to marketing materials prepared by CBRE.