Housebuilder Bloor Homes has opened a consultation ahead of submitting plans for 325 homes on the site it acquired as part of charity the Seashell Trust’s school redevelopment plan.
Outline permission for housing was secured for the site in April, when the special education provider’s £45m redevelopment plan was green-lit on appeal by the Secretary of State. Bloor acquired the site from the trust following consent.
Feedback is now being sought on the detailed aspects of the scheme, which lies in the Stanley Green area, between Wilmslow Road and the A34 bypass, with matters such as access, layout and landscaping to be considered.
Bloor said that 30% of the new homes will be classed as affordable, suitable for first time buyers and those unable to get their foot on the property ladder. Of the 98 affordable homes proposed, half will be available for rent, whilst the other half will be available for purchase via a shared ownership scheme.
The firm added that a series of pedestrian and cycle networks will be established to integrate the site into the local area, while improvements to the local road networks are also proposed, including a new crossing to connect the site to Wilmslow Road, improvements to Finney Lane and an upgrade of the A34 footpath.
Proposals include a play area and a public access route to sports facilities proposed a neighbouring site.
Mark Waite, planning director at Bloor Homes, said: “While this site already has planning consent, we are consulting on our reserved matters application because we are still committed to listening to the views of the existing local community on our detailed plans.
“I would like to encourage everyone to have their say and tell us what they think about our vision for this new settlement in Heald Green.”
A consultation website is now live, while feedback is also invited by a community information line on 0333 358 0502 or via Lexington Communications’ Manchester office. The process is to run until Sunday 2 August.