Maple Grove Developments, in collaboration with Onward Homes, has submitted a planning application to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) for a new 57,000 sq ft mixed-use development in Hattersley.
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, which is located adjacent to Stockport Road and Ashworth Lane. The scheme includes 179 customer car parking spaces with landscaping proposed across the site to enhance its appearance, in keeping with the local style.
The site has lain dormant for over 14 years and 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.
Speaking about the proposed scheme, Andrew Dewhurst, development director at Maple Grove commented: “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.
“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 include: The Harris Partnership, Avison Young (Planning), Bradys Chartered Surveyors and Savills.