Rochdale set to approve Taylor Wimpey site expansion
Plans by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to build an additional 58 homes at its Broad Lane development near Kingsway Business Park will be discussed by Rochdale Council’s planning committee next week, with a recommendation to approve.
Taylor Wimpey is currently building 110 three and four-bed homes at an adjacent site as part of its Pennine Gate development, and submitted a full planning application to build 58 additional houses in June this year.
The 5.2-acre site just off Broad Lane by the M62 also borders a development by Wainhomes, which is building 60 homes.
The land is listed as protected open land under Rochdale’s local plan, but planning officers said Taylor Wimpey’s plans represented “a sustainable form of development” and recommended the scheme for approval, subject to a section 106 agreement.
This agreement includes a £179,000 contribution towards primary school places and £171,000 towards recreational space at Balderstone Park.
Turley acted as planner for the project, with Urban Green as ecology consultant, and Astle Planning & Design as architect.