Green light for 920-home Woodford Aerodrome redevelopment

Out-Law News | 01 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm |

Stockport Council has resolved to grant planning permission for the 920-home redevelopment of the Woodford Aerodrome site in Greater Manchester, according to a report in the Estates Gazette.

Developers Harrow Estates, Redrow Homes and Avro Heritage submitted a planning application for the scheme in October 2013, proposing to build up to 950 homes, a new primary school, employment space, a pub, shops and community facilities on the 205 hectare site.

Following consultation with the Council, the residential provision under the scheme was reduced to 920 homes and an extra care unit was added in order to address the particular housing requirements in the borough. Of the 920 homes on-site, 145 will be affordable under the plans and a contribution equivalent to a further 126 affordable units to be delivered off-site has been proposed.

New roads, footpaths, cycleways and open spaces are also included in the proposals and contributions will be made towards sustainable transport initiatives including the provision of a new bus terminus and new cycle parking facilities.

The proposals were on the agenda for a meeting of the Council's planning and highways regulation committee on 29 July, having been recommended for approval subject to conditions and a section 106 agreement by a planning officer.

Subject to approval of the plans by the secretary of state for communities and local government, the demolition of existing buildings on the site is expected to commence later this year, with the 145-home first phase of the scheme to follow.

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