Demolished in 1989, the former Hartshead Power Station and surrounding land is to be redeveloped into a 58-acre park and 164 homes under plans lodged with Tameside Council.
Owned by the Casey Group and located north-east of Stalybridge, the site is situated in the Green Belt.
Casey proposes remediating the vast majority of it to create Tame Valley Park.
The largest chunk of the park would be located on the former Millbrook Sidings, which were used to transport coal to the power station before the station closed in 1975.
This 37-acre swathe of the wider 72-acre site is given over largely to woodland and is bound to the west by the River Tame and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the east by Stamford Golf Club.
The site of the former power station itself, located on the opposite side of the river to the sidings, is tipped to house a community hub. It could feature a car park, flexible events space, allotments, community garden and an orchard.
Casey intends to set up a community interest company to manage the park, subject to planning approval.
Around 14 acres previously used for coal storage are earmarked for homes, creating an extension to the existing residential development to the west of Huddersfield Road.
The scheme aims to “draw on the site’s key assets, such as the river and canal, its rich industrial heritage, and its strong sense of place to create a valuable asset for the local community”, according to Casey.
The project team for the project features Urban Green, MPSL, and NJL Consulting.