Land off Marple Road Stewart Milne Homes c Google Earth

The nearly 60-acre brownfield site could hold 180 homes. Credit: Google Earth

Stockport sand and gravel site could become 180 homes

Stewart Milne Homes has lodged an environmental impact assessment scoping opinion on plans to build a neighbourhood off Marple Road in Offerton.

FPCR Environment and Design is assisting the housebuilder in the application for the nearly 60-acre brownfield site. Currently the land is a sand and gravel supply site.

Under initial proposals, Stewart Milne would build up to 180 homes towards the southern end of the site, close to Marple Road. It would turn the northern portion o the site into open woodland, which would mean restoring the land to create more habitats for wildlife.

The development would also have footpaths and a playground, according to the scoping opinion document.

Curious about the project? The scheme’s application reference number with Stockport Council is DC/086169.

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Just what is needed 180 homes with 180 plus cars onto a road already chock a block with cars

By Anonymous

This is in the greenbelt but considered brownfield because some unlawful activities became lawful over time. If Stockport had a local plan in place they could easily stop things like this but without one might be a different story.

By and by

Can’t wait for the NIMBYs to launch a campaign to “save our historical sand and gravel supply site”.

By S

Hope some smaller properties will be built, in particular 2 bedroom bungalows, developments always build bigger houses for families these days but there is a demand for smaller properties too.

By Anonymous

If this was to go ahead it should only do so if ALL houses were affordable to 1st time buyers, our young families need to have the opportunity to own a property renting is a never ending treadmill

By Diane Gardler

Need more high schools, doctors and dentists

By Anonymous

Just make them affordable please.

By Anonymous 2

When do developers consider the impact on the existing community? They just build houses, no doctors, no pubs, no churches, no schools. The residents then have to use the existing services which are already over burdened.

By Anonymous

Oh c’mon. This needs to become a bypass if it’s going to become anything. The traffic is horrendous.

By Tom

The last housing development on this site was Refused permission in 1980. Reference J/20180. Interesting to read the no-nonsense reasons given on the decision notice back then…. (amongst them, Green Belt, plans for leisure use of the Goyt Valley, and the site being needed for a planned A6(M) Stockport Bypass)–1692128.pdf

As far as today’s proposal is concerned, development of sites like this, more than 30 mins walk from a train station, should only be allowed with maximum 1 car parking space per household and simultaneous investment in cycling infrastructure safe for families to use. We cannot keep building carbon-intensive homes for carbon-intensive lifestyles.

In this case, a CYCLOPS junction on Offerton Lane linking the development to segregated bike lanes or “no motor traffic” controls on Bean Leach Road, for a traffic-free cycle all the way to Hazel Grove Station, would be the sensible minimum provision to support development here.

By W

Always good to see housing proposals, however I believe a new bypass from the A6 to M60 is much needed instead! Should still be able to develop houses along the new bypass though.


wouldn’t the bypass route be protected land if that was the long term plan?


Just try and drive down this part of Marple Road between 7:00 am and 10.00 am and 3pm and 6pm .

By Anonymous

This area should be turned into a woodland as an extension to the Goyt Valley!

By Alan Baldwic

Stockport is Liberal/Conservative free-market. Private land, private developers, for private benefit. What is all this talk about “community needs”? Just folk letting off steam. It will not change anything.

By Anonymous

@ May 06, 2024 at 10:35 am
By Anonymous

There are currently no Conservative councillors on Stockport MBC.

By Rye

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