The former Woodford Aerodrome will soon hold 295 homes now that the council has approved the housebuilder’s plans, while the town’s Underbanks will undergo a multi-million-pound regeneration.
Those were the two major projects granted planning permission at Stockport Council’s meeting on 11 November.
Four residential-led projects made up this part of the planning committee’s agenda, with the council opting to consider them as one application.
At 29-35 Little Underbank, developer Hall & Co will demolish the current building and build another 9,531 sq ft structure with eight one-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom ones. There will also be 1,492 sq ft of commercial space.
The next site is 1-3 Lower Hillgate, which will hold a 4,542 sq ft building with three one-bedroom apartments and three two-bedroom ones. Like in Little Underbank, there will be commercial space as well – this time only 736 sq ft.
Close by, at 6-16 Lower Hillgate, Hall & Co will demolish the current building to build a 9,759 sq ft structure with 13 one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment. There will be 1,554 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor.
The last site is located at Churchgate and includes constructing a 30,864 sq ft mixed-use building with 44 one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom ones. As in the other three proposals, this will have commercial space on the ground floor – 2,852 sq ft.
The design and access statement for the projects includes plans for active rooftops, courtyards and walkways.
- Developer: Hall & Co
- Architect: Ollier Smurthwaite Architects
- Planner: Broadgrove
- Noise: Acoustic & Engineering Consultants
- Drainage strategy: Scott Hughes Design
- Ecology: Rachel Hacking
- Transport: SK Transport Planning
- Heritage: Paul Butler Associates
Land at the former Woodford Aerodrome
Redrow Homes North West secured reserved matters approval for its 295-home project, part of the wider Woodford Garden Village development. The Woodford Aerodrome development stretches out across 63 acres and will include 12 one-bedroom apartments, 13 two-bedroom houses, 70 three-bedroom houses, 146 four-bedroom houses and 54 five-bedroom ones. This will be the final residential phase for Woodford Garden Village, which also has a primary school, extra care project and more than 100,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space.
Redrow will be contributing more than £9.5m in community benefits, as per a section 106 agreement.
- Developer: Redrow Homes North West
- Planner: Lichfields
- Ecology: The Environment Partnership
- Arboricultural consultant: Trevor Bridge Associates
- Energy: Stroma Tech