Taylor Wimpey picks up Hyde college site

Representing Clarendon Sixth Form College, CBRE has completed the sale of a development site on Clarendon Road in Hyde, Tameside to the housebuilder for an undisclosed sum.

Outline planning permission has already been granted for the development of 96 homes at the site, and work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2018.

The college relocated from the 6.77-acre site to Ashton-under-Lyne in 2015. The site is situated in an established residential area with terraced housing adjacent to the property and Hyde Police Station located directly next door to the west of the site. East of the former college is an open area of green land that was previously used as the playing fields – this forms part of the site.

Both Newton for Hyde and Flowery Field railway stations are close to the scheme.

John Dunlop, director in CBRE’s national land and development team in Manchester, said: “This development in Hyde will contribute to meeting the local and national need for new homes and will also bring benefits to the community, including job creation, apprenticeships and increased economic activity in the local area.”

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Not more bloody houses

By Peter walker

How many of the homes will be built for affordable rental to “the local community” ? Any jobs created will only be temporary and will probably go to imported cheap labour. The development means the loss of a fine school-building and of yet another playing-field/open-pace, so the ‘benefits’ are questionable.

By John Hardman

There’s a greater need for rented accommodation for families who are financialy unable
to get on the property ladder.
A company with a reputation that precedes you, “can” influence the powers that be that they must
consider the less fortunate electorate when and where houses are built.

By Stephen Haynes

This college was built for the people of Hyde, and yet where will the money of this sale go too!!.
My guess is Hyde wont see a penny as Tameside council will no doubt have plans to use the money to benefit Ashton as per usual. Hyde will yet again be forgotten. How long before Garden Street playing fields are sold for development?


We need social housing not private

By Anonymous

Good to see much needed development going ahead in more affordable areas.

By QuaysMan

Like the local Glossop to Manchester train isn’t already chocker block most days! great stuff, soon look like the trains in New Delhi. Grim…

By Lee

How about some affordable bungalows

By Gail mills

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