Our Manchester planning team celebrated last night after four of their schemes were given the green light, totalling more than 1,100 new homes alongside new community facilities.
From the major brownfield land regeneration at a former National Grid LNG storage site in Trafford to the redevelopment of a locally important community facility to provide not only a new community building but also range new family homes for locals in North Manchester. It is fair to say that our team couldn’t be more pleased with their days work.
The largest of the four schemes is the 29-hectare former National Grid site in Partington.
The approval of the hybrid planning application, on behalf of Heath Farm Lane LLP, will see the regeneration of this brownfield site to provide 600 high quality new homes which will integrate with the existing Partington community. Phases 1 and 2 will involve the delivery of 148 homes for which detailed planning permission has been secured.
The proposals comprise a mix of two, three and four bed homes built within defined character areas, off which 100 will be affordable secured by way of Homes England grant funding. The approved scheme will see the creation of four large areas of public open space as part of the creation of a quality living environment; these will comprise a mix of amenity spaces, play areas and walking routes, together with a substantial green infrastructure programme involving new tree planting for the enjoyment and wellbeing of residents.
Next up is the approved hybrid planning application for the redevelopment of the GMB Whitehouse Club site in Crumpsall. The approved scheme will see the comprehensive redevelopment of the existing Club (including an improved location enhancing visual appearance and relationship with surrounding properties) alongside the development of up to 74 new homes on redundant land to the rear of the existing buildings on site. The residential development comprises a total of 24 two-bed apartments in two blocks alongside up to 50 three and four bed family homes. In line with the Council’s policy requirements, 20% of the properties built will be affordable.
Part greenfield, part brownfield, the third project is a 13.5 hectare site to the south east of Leicester, in Oadby providing up to 310 homes. Approved in outline subject to a s.106), just two weeks after the publication of the Inspector’s Report into the emerging Local Plan, which concluded that the Local Plan was sound and with it the allocation of the site as part of the Stoughton Grange Direction for Growth Area, our team were extremely pleased with the swift results which they achieved for The Co-operative Group.
Finally, the team’s reserved matters application for Barratt Homes comprising of 193 homes at Chipping Lane, Longridge received a resolution to grant. Of the 193 homes, 58 will be affordable including over 55s accommodation with the remaining 135 being open market homes. The site forms part of a wider urban extension site for which we also secured outline planning permission on behalf of Barratt Homes back in October 2015.
The four green lights for the team, also came in the same week that they were shortlisted for the North West Insider - Planning Team of the Year award…the above results couldn’t come at a better time!
As featured in Insider and Place North West.
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