Outline proposals from Hollins Strategic Land have been lodged for the site off Styal Road in the Stockport suburb.
Broadway Malyan is the masterplan architect for the 44-acre site, which currently houses a privately-owned nine-hole golf club. The scheme as it laid out at present includes 297 homes, of which 50% will be affordable homes.
BM heads a professional team also including Nexus Planning, Croft, Tyler Grange, UCML, Professional Consult and Brownfield Solutions.
The Waterfall Brook plans involve areas of open space linking to Rose Vale Park to the south, while public footpaths through the site will be retained. The site is bisected by the railway to Manchester Airport, with Cheadle Royal to the east.
The site is mostly surrounded by housing, with further large open space areas to the north at Gatley Hill and Scholes Park, and on the western side of Styal Road. The plans were validated last week by Stockport Council.
HSL said that there will be a focus within the scheme on retirement housing, including bungalows. Along with the housing, the plans include the retention of the clubhouse for use as a community hub – potentially to house flexible workspace, a café or creche – with the Heald Green Community Theatre building also to be retained.
Access to the site’s western parcel will be from an improved route in from Pymgate Lane, while the eastern portion will be accessed from two new points on Grasmere Road and Troutbeck Road.
Public consultation was held at the start of this year on the plans, contributing to submitted designs that show illustrative layouts featuring the main residential part will be in the east, with “later living” west of the railway. There could be some self-build plots in the western part, with allotments abutting the railway and a village green.
Hollins Strategic Land is based in central Manchester and works nationally as a land promoter.