Russell Homes’ application for 96 homes on land off New Road in Littleborough is set to be granted permission at Rochdale Council’s planning committee on 27 November.
The site already has outline application for 110 homes, but this detailed application is for a lower density than previously sought.
The application for the 15.6-acre site includes 53 four-bedroom, 35 three-bedroom, and eight two-bedroom homes, of which 15 will be affordable. There are also 255 car parking spaces proposed.
Approval is subject to a Section 106 Agreement including an education contribution of £462,000 is also sought.
There have been 14 letters of objection raised against the scheme, including arguments that local infrastructure will not be able to support the development; that it will cause additional traffic; and that three and four bedroom houses should not be classed as affordable.
Nevertheless, Rochdale’s planning officers have recommended the scheme be approved when its planning committee meets next week. Officers said “the proposed development is considered to sympathetically integrate itself into the existing urban grain of the surrounding area” and will “provide an attractive, relatively green and spacious, modern housing scheme with ample public open space and connections to neighbouring developments.”
Barton Willmore is the planning consultant, MSPL is the architect, RSK is the engineering consultant and Trevor Bridge Associates the landscape designer.