Woodford Aerodrome SPD approved

David McCourt

Stockport Council's Executive has approved a Supplementary Planning Document for the redevelopment of Woodford Aerodrome, straddling East Cheshire and Stockport.

Plans to build between 750 and 850 houses, including a health centre and local employment space provision, on the 500 acre former Woodford Aerodrome site have been given the green light.

Original plans to build 900 homes were adapted after a public consultation received more than 700 comments.

The SPD will now be adopted as part of Stockport's Local Development Framework. The former BAE land will be developed by Redrow and land owner Avro Heritage.

Cllr Iain Roberts, executive member for economic development and regeneration at Stockport Council, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who commented on the SPD, including the hundreds of Woodford residents who had their say.

"The Woodford Aerodrome Supplementary Planning Document interprets existing planning policy and will provide further guidance to developers. Next steps are likely to include the landowners making a planning application – we're looking forward to seeing how the vision laid out in the SPD is reflected in this."

The SPD outlines a series of three development area options, which could all be delivered in compliance with development plan policies.

The options are:

  • A: Redevelopment within the two existing developed areas, totalling 103 acres of developable area.
  • B: Reconfiguration of the 103 acres of developable area into a single consolidated site at the north of the aerodrome together with the Oxford Aviation site.
  • C: Reconfiguration of the 103 acres of developable area into a number of smaller parcels at the north of the aerodrome together with the Oxford Aviation site, with corridors of land between them that positively contribute to the openness of the Green Belt.

Woodford options

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