Its been a bumper past month or so for planning approvals here at TADW, and it was this scheme at Edwin Street in Stockport for Stockport Homes, that started it off. The scheme itself is for 18 new affordable homes, 12 of which are 2 bedroom houses and the remainder are 3 bedroom. Located on the approach to one of the entrances to Woodbank Park, and adjacent to the Woodbank Community Centre, the scheme is ideally situated for young families.
Stockport Homes will be letting these properties at Affordable Rent prices, which will serve a need for new housing in the area.
Bredbury Curve, Stockport
Another recent approval is this scheme for 60 new homes to be delivered through mixed tenure by The Casey Group in association with Stockport Homes.
The site is not without its challenges and features a particularly deep railway cutting which once linked the Glazebrook East to Skelton Junction Line and the Hope Valley Line, but has been dismantled for the past 30-40 years. There is a long term aspiration in Stockport that a tram/train rail link be formed between Stockport and Marple, and this site is seen as strategically important in achieving this. TADW therefore worked closely with transport engineers at AECOM in the early stages of the project to ensure that a suitable exclusion zone was formed on the site to enable the future formation of this rail link, whilst enabling this development.
Offering a mixture of 2 bedroom flats, and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, through a mixed tenure of market sale, affordable rent and shared ownership, this scheme contributes greatly towards local housing need. There are also 2 local areas for play included on site and the development will help to improve sustainable transport links in the immediate area.
10 new homes for Peaks and Plains
Amongst other recent approvals achieved for our clients, are two schemes for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, both providing 5 new homes.
Above are our proposals for Park House Lane in Prestbury, where an existing garage site will be redeveloped to provide 5 new homes, consisting of 4 no. 2 bedroom houses, and 1 no. 2 bedroom bungalow, along with replacement parking provision for existing local residents.
Below is a scheme for 4 no. 2 bedroom houses and 1 no. 3 bedroom house at Lowe Drive in Knutsford. Similarly to the above scheme, the existing site is occupied by a number of garages that are too small for the majority of modern vehicles. This scheme also provide for a number of replacement parking spaces for local residents.