Green light for mixed-use development, including new Aldi store

CGI of Hattersley scheme

Planning permission has been granted for a 57,000 sq ft mixed-use development in Hattersley.

Maple Grove Developments, part of the Preston-based Eric Wright Group, is behind the scheme, in collaboration with Liverpool-based Onward Homes.

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) approved the scheme, which includes a new Aldi food store, Costa Coffee café/drive-thru, 16 electric vehicle charging points and up to eight employment units on a 5.5-acre site, located next to Stockport Road and Ashworth Lane.

The development includes 179 customer car parking spaces with landscaping proposed across the site to enhance its appearance, in keeping with the local style.

Knight Frank has been appointed as sole letting agent for the trade counter units.

Andrew Dewhurst, development director at Maple Grove, said: “This application brings a site which has lain dormant for many years brought back into use to provide new facilities for the local area.

“We have worked closely with Onward Homes and Tameside Council to create a site which will benefit the people of Tameside and with planning now secured, we look forward to starting on site in late summer.”

Sandy Livingstone, executive director of property at Onward Homes, said: “We are pleased with Tameside Council’s decision and look forward to seeing these new amenities and opportunities delivered at the heart of our Hattersley neighbourhood over the coming years.

“Maple Grove’s proposals will breathe new life into this long-dormant site and we expect the new range of facilities to be welcomed by the local community.”

The project team includes The Harris Partnership, Avison Young (Planning), and Brady Chartered Surveyors

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