Seddon Homes has been given planning permission for a 19-home development on Green Belt land in Marple on the site for a former care home.
Advised by P4 Planning, Seddon has won consent for a mix of two to five-bedroom homes within the grounds of Marple Dale Care Home.
The site lies within the Green Belt but has been previously developed; it is currently home to a number of buildings formerly used by the nearby care home, which cover a footprint of 32,300 sq ft. These were closed between 2015 and 2016.
Barchester Healthcare continues to operate a separate care home to the south of the site.
Access to the homes will be via Dale Road, which will be widened and resurfaced as part of the plans. Following consent, which was secured at Stockport’s planning committee last week, work is due to being in the autumn.
Rhian Thomas, Associate at P4 Planning: “Seddon Homes had a vision to create an extremely high-quality development, which will attract new residents to the area. We were very careful to ensure the plans were sympathetic to the local surroundings and welcomed by the residents of the care home.
“Seddon Homes proposed a small-scale scheme appropriate to the site, location and setting. We ensured the application robustly addressed the issues surrounding the Green Belt designation of this previously developed exception site.”
Along with P4, the professional team on the project also includes Urban Green, which prepared the design and access statement; architect Millson Associates; DGL Associates; highways consultant DTPC; Environtech; and arboricultural consultant Trevor Bridge Associates.