Bramhall housing scheme returns to planners


Persimmon has submitted a scoping report for a 216-home development off Midland Road in Bramhall, at a site earmarked for housing for more than 12 years.
Planning permission for the site between Cheadle Hulme, Davenport and Bramhall, near Cheadle Hulme recycling centre and behind Jewson on Adswood Road, was first granted in 2006. The site was used as a tip until 1974 before the land was capped in the early 1990s.
This original permission was for 163 managed flats for the elderly, but this was never progressed and the permission expired in December 2016.
A scoping report for 250 homes, including 160 houses and 90 apartments, was submitted in October 2013, but again these plans were never brought forward.
Persimmon and RSK Environment have now submitted a refreshed environmental impact assessment report for 216 homes, following a redesign of the site’s layout which adds homes and apartments at the southern part of the site.
The housebuilder now plans to submit a full planning application for remediation and enabling works; 216 homes, including affordable housing; a new publicly accessible country park; and associated access.
Proposed access will be via Midland Road, with standard houses to the north of the site and apartments at the southern end. Construction traffic will be via Midland Road and through council-owned land near the Viridor recycling facility to the west of the site.
A programme and phasing plan for the construction works has yet to be decided but will be included with any full planning application.
In total, the site covers around 38 acres.