Plans submitted for new mixed-use district centre on dormant site
Development plans for a site in Hattersley that has lain dormant for more than 14 years have been submitted.
Maple Grove Developments, part of the Preston-based Eric Wright Group, in collaboration with Onward Homes, is requesting planning application from Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) for a new 57,000 sq ft mixed-use development.
The proposals include a new Aldi food store, Costa Coffee café/drive-thru, 16 electric vehicle charging points and up to eight new employment units on a 5.5-acre site, located next to Stockport Road and Ashworth Lane. The scheme includes 179 customer car parking spaces with landscaping proposed to enhance its appearance, in keeping with the local style.
The site has been earmarked by TMBC for the development of a new district centre to serve Hattersley.
The submission follows on from a public consultation where residents were asked to give their views on the proposals.
Andrew Dewhurst, development director at Maple Grove, said: “The scheme has had to respond to recent economic and social trends, with a scaling back of the retail floorspace and the introduction of trade counter and employment space.
“The proposed plans include a new electric vehicle charging hub and this, along with the other amenities available, will help serve local residents and those passing by.”
He added: “Following a positive consultation period, where we listened to the residents’ views, we are pleased to now be in a position where we can submit this planning application to the council. With more residential schemes planned in the area, this new scheme will meet the needs of residents now and in the future.
“Subject to our application securing approval, we hope to make a start on site next spring.”
Sandy Livingstone, executive director of property at Onward Homes, said: “The arrival of new retail and business premises, as well as the resulting employment opportunities, will offer greater choice and more opportunities for people living and working in Hattersley.
“We are pleased to be supporting the redevelopment of this dormant site, delivering on another one of our commitments to the local community as part our 20-year regeneration of the local area.”
The project team includes: The Harris Partnership, Avison Young (planning) and Bradys Chartered Surveyors.