Offerton quarry residential plan moves forward
Stewart Milne Homes has submitted proposals to build 172 houses on part of a former sand and gravel extraction site off Marple Road.
The housebuilder wants to redevelop the 10.5-acre southern portion of the wider 57-acre site into a mix of one- to five-bedroom houses and apartments, leaving the northern section as green space.
It is proposed that 50% of the homes – a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and one- to three-bedroom houses – would be delivered on affordable tenures.
While the site is located in the Green Belt the developer maintains it is previously developed land and that its redevelopment should therefore be permitted.
The scheme has been in the pipeline for more than a year. In August 2022, Stewart Milne lodged an EIA scoping report on the 60-acre brownfield site, which outlined its intentions to build up to 180 homes there.
More than 12 months on, a planning application for the residential scheme has been submitted to Stockport Council.
To learn more, search for reference number DC/086681 on the council’s planning portal.
Hourigan Planning is advising the housebuilder on its proposals.