Huddersfield Road, Cube Homes, p planning documents

Cube Homes acquired the Green Belt land last year. Credit: via planning documents

Plans lodged for 50 Green Belt houses in Tameside

Cube Homes, part of Great Places Housing Group, wants to build a mix of detached and semi-detached homes on the former site of Mossley Hollins High School.

Designed by MPSL Planning & Design, the scheme would deliver 50 houses off Huddersfield Road.

Plans include 12 three- and 38 four-bedroom properties, including 10 affordable homes available for shared ownership.

There would be 100 car parking spaces provided across the development in the form of driveways and garages, as well as on-street parking bays.

Despite the land’s Green Belt status, homes will be “integrated into the site without a negative or incongruous effect on the landscape or the openness of the Green Belt”, according to a planning statement.

The five-acre site is now vacant following the relocation of Mossley Hollins High School in 2011 to a new facility across the road. The original building was demolished in 2012.

In 2017, Tameside Council was granted outline planning permission for up to 41 homes on the plot. This permission has now lapsed.

Cube Homes acquired the five-acre plot from the authority last year to prepare alternative proposals for the land.

Christopher Heath, managing director for Cube Homes, said: “This high-quality, development will bring much needed new homes and jobs to this beautiful town and completely transform a site which has been a blot on the landscape since the school was demolished.

“We have worked closely with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning department and local residents throughout the consultation process and are hopeful that this application will be approved,” he continued.

“It is such an important site for the town and we were determined to ensure our plans for the site will do justice to the incredible surroundings.”

Eden Planning & Development is the scheme’s planning consultant. The project team also includes landscape architect Land Studio, structural engineer Brennan Consult, arboricultural consultant Mulberry Tree Management, and transport consultant SCP.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 23/00680/FUL on South Ribble Council’s planning portal.

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