Persimmon Homes submits planning application for 206 new homes in Bramhall

A new homes development at Midland Road, Bramhall, will bring substantial economic benefits to the local area, along with land remediation and much needed, affordable homes and public open space, says housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

It has submitted a full planning application to Stockport Council for 206 properties, a country park and three dedicated children’s play areas.

The scheme comprises a range of two-, three- and four-bedroom detached, semi-detached and mews family homes and one-bedroom apartments and is set to create a healthy community for new and existing residents, while assisting Stockport Council in meeting its objectively assessed housing need and add to the local authority’s revenues.

Mark Cook, regional managing director of Persimmon Homes North West, said: “The building of new homes is crucial to economic growth.

“It has a direct impact on economic output, averaging 3% of GDP in the last decade.

“For every new home built, up to two new jobs are created for a year.

“From a local economic perspective, the building of new homes plays a significant role in attracting and retaining a skilled workforce and generating additional income for existing residents and revenues for local authorities.”

He added: “The expenditure of households is a crucial element of the economics of the local area.

“Increased population and their spending power is a key component that underpins the success of local businesses.

“Whilst this will be gradual, the overall development will contribute positively to the sustainable economic growth of the local area.”

If approved, the development at Midland Road would:

  • Create 39 construction jobs per year of construction
  • Create 59 ‘spin-off’ jobs per year of construction
  • Generate around £340,000 per year in addition Council Tax revenue
  • Generate an estimated annual spend by the fully occupied households of £3.2m
  • Generate an additional £6m gross value added per annum
  • Generate £1.2m new homes bonus to the Local Authority over four years
  • And the new country park and associated footpaths and cycle paths will also provide expanded opportunities for recreation

The site is around 15.5 hectares and lies to the west of Midland Road, with the centre of Bramhall about 2km to the south.

The works, in their entirety, are due to take four years.