Development opportunity at Stockport schools

Stockport Council has drawn up a draft planning brief for the future use of North Reddish Junior and Infant Schools, which will be vacated in September.

North Reddish SchoolsThe schools date back to 1907 and are Grade 2-listed. They will be vacated when pupils relocate to Vale View Primary School.

The 1.6 acre site's current use class is D1: non residential institutions; and D1 is the preferred future use for the site, the council says, "in order to maintain the integrity of the school buildings."

The brief states that as well as schools, other types of facility falling within the D1 use class that would be considered include clinics and health centres, crèches, day nurseries and day centres, non-residential education and training centres, places of worship, religious instruction and church halls.

Residential may be appropriate "if very careful consideration is given to the subdivision of both the internal and external spaces."

An exhibition is being held at Reddish Library on Gorton Road from 10am Tuesday 21 June until 4pm Saturday 2 July. The council is also holding a drop-in session at Reddish Library on Wednesday 22 June from 3.30 – 7.30pm.

Cllr Kevin Hogg, executive member for regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "We are aware that these two buildings are very important to the local community, so we want to make sure great care is taken in guiding any future proposals.

"I would encourage local residents to come down to the library and tell us their views."

The planning brief will be open to comments until Saturday 2 July. To view the brief visit

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