Go-ahead for new housing scheme in Marple

Manchester-based P4 Planning has secured planning permission for an exclusive residential development on a piece of previously developed Green Belt land in Stockport.

Acting on behalf of Seddon Homes, P4 Planning submitted a full planning application for the demolition of redundant former care home buildings and the construction of a high-quality residential development comprising 19 homes.

The scheme, which is located within the grounds of Marple Dale Care Home, has now received approval by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee.

The proposed 2-5 bed accommodation will be built on a 2.18 ha site, which housed former care home buildings, vacant since 2016.

Plans successfully demonstrated that the new development would have no greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the existing buildings and would successfully regenerate a currently underused brownfield site, helping to meet local housing land supply.

P4 Planning worked closely with Barchester Healthcare, the owner and operator of Marple Dale Care Home, which is located to the south of the site, and continues to care for residents living at the existing care facility.

Their involvement helped to inform the proposed layout of the new housing development, which also includes upgrades to the private access from Dale Road, improved lighting and extensive landscaping, all of which will benefit the care home residents, helping to transform the wider site and return it to meaningful use.

Rhian Thomas, associate at P4 Planning, said: “Seddon Homes had a vision to create an extremely high-quality development, which will attract new residents to the area.

“We were very careful to ensure the plans were sympathetic to the local surroundings and welcomed by the residents of the care home.

“Seddon Homes proposed a small scale scheme appropriate to the site, location and setting. We ensured the application robustly addressed the issues surrounding the Green Belt designation of this previously developed exception site.”

Mandy Oakden, for Seddon Homes, added: “This is a great result. Throughout the process we were committed to engaging with the local community and neighbours to provide certainty that the new accommodation will complement the existing surroundings.

“We are now looking forward to making a start and delivering the new development.”

The development will help Stockport MBC meet its target of 90% of new homes to be built on brownfield land. Work is expected to start on the site later in the Autumn.

The wider professional team included specialists Urban Green, DGL Associates, DTPC, TBA, Millson Group and Envirotech.

Click here to sign up to receive our new South West business news...