Redrow tables mammoth 222-acre Rochdale housing plans
The housebuilder’s 1,380-home vision for a swathe of land south of Junction 20 of the M62 at Stakehill has been submitted to the local council for consideration.
Alongside consultancy Stantec, Redrow has prepared a 15-year masterplan for the 222-acre Rochdale site, which is allocated for housing in the emerging Places for Everyone spatial plan.
As well as almost 1,400 homes, the scheme would feature a local centre and an extension to St John’s Primary School.
Infrastructure work will also be undertaken, including cycle and footpaths, landscaping, an access point off Thornham Road, and the delivery of drainage and ecological enhancements.
Around 60% of the site would remain as open space – including a 33-acre park – and 15% of the homes would be affordable.
Permission for 1,147 of the homes is being sought in outline, while Redrow is seeking full consent for the first 233 dwellings.
Redrow already owns almost nine of the land, formally the All in One Garden Centre, and will acquire further parcels subject to planning approval.
Robin Buckley, planning director for Redrow Lancashire, said: “Our plans are for a desirable new garden neighbourhood, with the design-led by the local landscape and distinctive character areas created throughout.
“Our aim is to create a thriving new community with high quality and much-needed new homes, abundant green spaces with habitats for wildlife, and space provided for new community infrastructure. This includes plans for a park to the south, featuring footpaths, ecological enhancements, and plenty of opportunities for play and recreation.”
Subject to planning, Redrow hopes construction could begin on the first phase in autumn 2024, with the first homeowners moving in in 2025.
To learn more, search for application reference 23/00650/HYBR on Rochdale Council’s planning portal.
The residential scheme would be located on the northern portion of the wider Stakehill allocation outlined in the Places for Everyone plan.
The 231-acre southern swathe would be given over largely to industrial accommodation, with 1.6m sq ft planned as part of the Atom Valley Mayoral Development Zone.
Atom Valley, which takes in Stakehill, plus sites in Oldham and Bury, will provide 17m sq ft of industrial and manufacturing space across the three sites.