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A hybrid consent has been secured for the former National Grid site in Partington. Image by STEN Architecture

Double planning win for Barton Willmore

The consultancy has received positive verdicts on two Greater Manchester planning applications, with housing set to move forward in Partington and Crumpsall.

The larger of the schemes is the 71.6-acre former National Grid site in Partington, which was used for the storage of liquefied natural gas.

The approval of the hybrid application, on behalf of development vehicle Heath Farm Lane, will see the regeneration of this brownfield site to provide 600 homes. Detailed consent has been secured for phases one and two, which will comprise 148 homes.

The partners in the scheme are housebuilder Linden Homes and Laurus Homes, which is part of Trafford Housing Trust. STEN has designed the scheme, working alongside The Environment Partnership.

Heath Farm Lane’s proposals as a whole comprise two, three and four bed homes built within defined character areas, of which 100 will be affordable secured through Homes England grant funding. The project includes four large areas of public open space.

The Crumpsall application was also a hybrid application, and will see the redevelopment of the GMB Whitehouse Club site on Middleton Road.

The approved scheme, designed by Grays Architecture, will see the redevelopment of the existing club, along with up to 74 homes built on land to the rear of the existing buildings on site. The residential development comprises a total of 24 two-bed apartments in two blocks alongside up to 50 three and four bed family homes. In line with council policy requirement, 20% of the properties built will be affordable. The developer for the Crumpsall scheme is Dappa Homes.

Dan Mitchell, partner at Barton Willmore said: “Not only is this a fantastic team achievement, it is brilliant news for the region as collectively the approved schemes will deliver much needed new homes and community facilities.”

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The site in Crumpsall will house a redeveloped club , with housing to the site’s rear

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