A 32-acre housing site in Middleton with the potential for up to 303 homes has been put up for sale, five years after plans for the plot were refused.
Buckinghamshire-based investor Rock Co Capital, the site’s owner, has instructed CBRE and Knight Frank to sell the plot, which sits off Don Street, next to the British Vita factory.
Plans were first put forward in 2014 but these were refused by Rochdale Council in the same year, with members citing concerns over a loss of allotments, along with its impact on green space.
The proposals returned to committee in March 2017 and were approved by the council. The site is allocated for housing under Rochdale’s Local Plan, and under the plan, could provide more than 350 houses.
Steven Verity, northern head, UK development & residential at CBRE Manchester, said; “We are pleased to bring to market the Don Street site which has the potential to be transformed into a popular residential location.
“The position of the site on the Middleton boundary, coupled with the excellent transport links and host of amenities close by, will appeal to a number of investors seeking good quality land with high prospects.”