Persimmon Homes has submitted a full planning application to Stockport Council for 206 homes and parkland with three dedicated play areas at Midland Road, a site first granted outline consent in 2006.
The proposals for the site, which lies between Cheadle Hulme, Davenport and Bramhall, include a range of detached, semi-detached and mews homes and one-bedroom apartments.
Persimmon said that the scheme can “create a healthy community for new and existing residents, while assisting Stockport Council in meeting its objectively assessed housing need and add to the local authority’s revenues”.
Outline planning for the Midland Road site, close to the Cheadle Hulme recycling centre and behind Jewson on Adswood Road, was first granted in 2006. The site was used as a tip until 1974 before the land was capped in the early 1990s.
A previous proposal for the site saw a consent granted for 163 managed flats for the elderly, which expired in December 2016. Persimmon submitted a scoping report for this iteration of the development in February this year.
The housebuilder said that the parkland and associated footpaths and cycle paths included in the project will provide expanded opportunities for recreation. The site in total is 38.3 acres and lies to the west of Midland Road, around 2km to the north of Bramhall’s village centre. The project is intended to take four years to deliver.
Mark Cook, regional managing director of Persimmon Homes North West said: “The building of new homes is crucial to economic growth. has a direct impact on economic output, averaging 3% of GDP in the last decade. For every new home built, up to two new jobs are created for a year.
“From a local economic perspective, the building of new homes plays a signiﬁcant role in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and generating additional income for existing residents and revenues for local authorities.
“The expenditure of households is a crucial element of the economics of the local area. Increased population and their spending power is a key component that underpins the success of local businesses. Whilst this will be gradual, the overall development will contribute positively to the sustainable economic growth of the local area.”