Hazel Grove park consultation opens

Engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions wants to redevelop 64 acres north of its Hazel Grove base off Bramhall Moor Lane, to create 150 homes and a country park. 

Under the plans, the park would cover 53 acres and offer “unfettered access” to the public, including patients at the nearby Stepping Hill hospital, according to MAN.

On competition, the park, which would feature a fishing pond, picnic area and events space, would be managed by a community trust. 

The homes would be built on 11 acres to the west of MAN’s headquarters and the company plans to sell the plot to a housebuilder, subject to planning approval. 

The land, which is owned by MAN but with permissive access to the public, is known locally as Mirrlees Fields. 

The project team comprises Avison Young as planning consultant, 5plus Architects as masterplannerCurtins as transport consultant and Barnes Walker as landscape architect. 

Wayne Jones, chairman of MAN Energy Solutions UK, said: “As part of a company-wide land review, we appointed a consultant team to carry out a detailed review of our landholdings in Stockport and options for it. 

“We believe this is a sustainable and viable plan to create a fantastic new public amenity for the local community and we look forward to receiving and reviewing feedback from the local community, before submitting a planning application.” 

MAN aims to submit an application to Stockport Council in November. 

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