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Nicol Thomas is the architect behind the Stockport scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Kirkland submits plans for ‘much-needed’ Hazel Grove homes

The developer wants to deliver 109 apartments off London Road in an effort to meet Stockport’s “acute” housing needs.

Kirkland Developments has lodged plans with Stockport Council to redevelop the brownfield plot to provide “much needed housing to the local area and borough as a whole”, according to a design and access statement.

Designed by architect Nicol Thomas, the scheme would see the demolition of the vacant vehicle depot, homes, paint shop, and offices on site to make way for two five-storey apartment blocks.

Plans include 73 one- and 36 two-bedroom flats ranging from 500 sq ft to 700 sq ft.

There would also be 15,000 sq ft of green space featuring an outdoor seating area and a stone-paved walkway.

The existing vehicular access to the site off Mount Pleasant would be retained, with a new pedestrian access point proposed off London Road.

Residents would be provided with 39 car parking spaces, including four disabled and nine electric vehicle charging bays. There would also be 142 cycle spaces.

Subject to funding, Kirkland is proposing to provide a minimum of 20% housing affordable provision. The developer hopes to address Stockport’s “acute housing shortage”, where the council can only demonstrate a 3.2 years supply, according to a planning statement.

In 2021, Kirkland was granted planning permission to demolish the former Woodman Inn to build 32 apartments on the neighbouring site.

NJL Consulting is the scheme’s planning consultant. The project team also includes Arbtech, Vectos, Ridge and Partners, Miller Goodall, Clement Acoustics, Integra Consulting, and Briary Energy.

Want to learn more about the project? Search for application number DC/089005 on Stockport Council’s planning portal.

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If the developers were serious about addressing the housing shortage they wouldn’t have left half of the site undeveloped for a parking moat. Get the cars underground or ditch them altogether and fill up that site with more much needed homes!

By Anonymous

Uninspiring car park and apartment boxes – could do so much better Stockport?

By Resident

Needs to go higher.

By Gethin

Agree Hazel Grove needs more housing; disagree that it needs more induced car use through wasting potential housing land for car storage space.

By Active Travel Trev

110 apartments/ 39 parking spaces ?Hello, anyone in there !!!!

By Anonymous

I live close by and have not been consulted that my property may be included in this proposal

By Resident near proposal

Need more social housing at affordable prices enough parking spots !

By Donna Wright

Agree that car park should be sited below ground and the space above used for low level development or green space. Otherwise a welcome addition to housing

By Anonymous

Disappointing to see the lack of balconies

By Balcony Warrior

Bit bland. But it suits Hazel

By Frank

Welcome development but insufficient car parking spaces. Construct an underground garage.

By Eamonn Munnelly

Parking under the development all with charging surely. Good part of it should be for social rental. Should include green space and trees

By Anonymous

Small flats considering the suburban location

By Dr B

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