The housebuilder has completed the purchase of 20 acres in Droylsden, Tameside for £15m, which was once the site of Robertson’s Jam Factory.
Taylor Wimpey is planning to submit a reserved planning application for 300 homes before the end of the year. If successful, it is thought that the company will start on site in spring 2020, to deliver a mix of properties from apartments to detached homes.
The site, which is situated off Manchester Road, has outline planning permission for up to 350 homes which was granted in December 2018 to Willsgrove Developments. The land has been unoccupied since the factory closed in 2006.
As part of the proposals, Taylor Wimpey will commit £400,000 towards transport infrastructure.
Gareth Bancroft, senior land and planning manager at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “We will soon be submitting reserved planning matters for the former jam factory site off Manchester Road in Droylsden.
“Our proposals will transform what is currently an unused brownfield site into a thriving sustainable community, catering for house hunters at all stages of their lives, as well as bringing much needed investment and infrastructure to the area.”