Peak Valley Housing Association has been granted planning permission for a 75,000 sq ft retail project in Hattersley.
The development in Stockport Road will be made up of 14 units, including an anchor discount foodstore and a drive-through restaurant. The site is predominantly cleared brownfield land.
Following approval at planning committee in January, the application was referred to the Secretary of State as a matter of procedure, who determined not to call-in the application for further study. The next stage of the project is a procurement process to select a preferred developer.
GVA Manchester's planning, development and regeneration team advised PVHA on the scheme.
Ian Griffiths, director of GVA, said: "We have been working with Peak Valley Housing Association over ten years on the wider strategy for the residential-led regeneration of Hattersley. Today's secure of planning permission for the new district centre is a significant step forwards in assisting the progress of the scheme, complementing the on-going regeneration of the estate and raising the profile of the town in Greater Manchester."