An application by Mulbury Homes and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for 94 homes in Hazel Grove has been lodged with Stockport Council.
Cheshire-based Mulbury’s proposal, put forward by Ludlam Associates for the developers, is for 67 houses and 27 apartments in a three-storey block at a vacant site off Melford Road, to the south of Buxton Road. Formerly home to a BT warehouse, the site is now vacant. The intention is for the apartments to be placed at the top of the site, closest to the A6 Buxton Road.
The site, close to where London Road forks into Macclesfield Road and Buxton Road, is bounded at its north western edge by a Stagecoach park and ride facility – following the demolition of the site’s buildings, both this and the Stagecoach site had once been intended for a large-format supermarket.
Ludlam Associates’ planning statement said that the intentio is for the housing mix to meet the 35% blended affordable housing requirement, which would be delivered by a mix of intermediate/shared ownership and social rented.
Much of the proposed development site is taken up with trees described as “low quality” in the planning application. The site has been previously allocated as an employment site, but according to the supporting planning statement, is not within the top tier of sites regarded as “strategically important” or “well-located for employment” in Stockport.
Architect Calderpeel has masterplanned the scheme. The professional team also includes transport adviser SCP and structural and civil engineer Avie Consulting.