PLANNING | Redrow, WRT find success in Oldham

Redrow’s 201-house development in Cowlishaw and WRT Developments’ push for 77 homes in Diggle have been signed off at the 19 January planning committee meeting.

Redrow’s Land off Cocker Mill Lane application

Planners Ryan & May worked with Redrow on the design of this reserved matters application, which features 201 two-storey houses. Of those houses, 21 will be designated affordable.

The market houses will range from offering three to five bedrooms and will vary from 1,081 sq ft to 1,855 sq ft. According to Redrow, there will be 15 different house types on site.

Main access for the development will be off Cocker Mill Lane.

Urban Green designed the layout of the scheme, which also includes five acres of green space and an orchard.

“Our new development will provide a better way for people to live, with homes of a high quality being built alongside green areas where residents can spend time outdoors,” said Redrow Lancashire managing director Claire Jarvis.

“These natural spaces will include a community orchard as well a pond and other habitats where native wildlife can thrive. New footpaths will also link the properties to neighbouring fields and woodland, while a tree-lined boulevard will run through the centre of the development,” she continued.

“Our homebuyers have told us they also prioritise private outdoor space, particularly post-pandemic, so many of the homes will be detached with gardens and driveways.”

Outline consent had been granted for the scheme in August 2020. Redrow is already conducting enabling works on the site after purchasing the 25-acre plot in May last year. It is hoped to launch sales of homes at the new development later this year, with the first residents moving into their homes in 2023.

AES Sustainability was the energy and sustainability consultant. Crofts was the highways consultant and Bannersgate was the drainage one.

Looking to learn more about the approved project? The application’s reference number with Oldham Council is RES/346720/21.

Land East Of Huddersfield Road, WRT, P Planning

Proposed elevations for the homes of the approved Diggle scheme. Credit: via planning documents

WRT’s Land at Huddersfield Road application

Chadderton-based WRT Developments has secured approval to build 17 two-bedroom homes, 22 three-bedroom houses, 34 four-bedroom houses and four five-bedroom houses on two plots of land near Huddersfield Road in Diggle. The two plots, one nearly 3.5 acres and the other 2.7 acres, are divided by a former access road off Huddersfield Road.

HNA Architects designed the scheme for WRT, which grants each of the homes their own rear garden and two car parking spaces.

The houses will come in a variety of styles, with a mixture of two different stone finishes.

Oldham Council signed off the application, which was submitted by P4 Planning. However, the decision came with conditions, including the completion of a section 106 agreement securing 10% affordable housing on-site and financial contributions towards enhancing open spaces in the area and compensating for the loss of bird habitat.

Hydrock was the transport consultant for the project. TBA Landscape was the landscape architect. Lancaster Maloney was the energy consultant and The Jessop Consultancy handled heritage for the scheme. PDA Acoustics was the noise consultant.

Looking to learn more about the approved scheme? The application’s reference number with Oldham Council is FUL/345630/20.

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