Consultation launched for significant employment development proposal

CGI of proposed Bredbury scheme

Chorley-based FI Real Estate Management (FIREM) has launched community consultation on plans for a new employment development on land next to Ashton Road, Bredbury Park Way, Stockport.

The plans are at an early stage of development, but could include warehousing and manufacturing to complement existing businesses at the neighbouring Bredbury Park Industrial Estate and meet identified local need for new employment space.

The development, which would be aimed at local and regional businesses, will also generate a significant number of new local jobs both in construction once operational.

The developer has recently submitted an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Scoping Report to Stockport Council and will undertake extensive ecology, environmental and transport assessments to inform the details of the proposed development.

FIREM will be hosting community consultation events to discuss the initial proposals in more detail on Thursday, June 13. Further consultation with the community and stakeholders is expected to take place before a planning application is submitted.

Tim Knowles, founder and Managing Director of FIREM, said: “We believe that there is a clear and demonstrable need for good quality modern and flexible employment units in this location. The site is highly sustainable, being a natural extension to Bredbury Park Industrial Estate and our proposals would deliver a significant number of new jobs which will benefit residents of both Stockport and Tameside.

“Our design approach will be sensitive to the setting of the site and we will maximise retention of existing green infrastructure, and offer new woodland planting and landscaping.”

He added: “These are the early stages of our development proposals and we are keen to encourage feedback from the community. Following our initial consultation sessions, detailed community engagement will continue, in advance of submitting a planning application later this year.”

Public consultation drop-in events will be held on June 13, 3pm-6pm, at Woodley Civic Hall, Hyde Road, Woodley, and 6.30pm-8pm at Denton St Lawrence Cricket Club, Sycamore Park, Clayton St, Denton.

FIREM is working towards a planning submission later this year.

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