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Master plan submitted for 1,000-home mixed-use project in Rochdale

Published: Thursday, 8th December 2016

Russell Homes has proposed a ‘long-term’ development of a 130-hectare site in South Heywood, involving up to 1,000 new homes...

Russell Homes has submitted a master-plan to Rochdale Council for a major development on a 130-hectare site in South Heywood involving up to 1,000 new homes, a 2.2 kilometres link road from the M62 and 134,710 square metres of commercial floor space.

The link-road element is for full planning permission. The proposed new road is an infrastructure priority for both the local council and Transport for greater Manchester. The new link would provide HGV traffic from logistics parks in the area with a dedicated route to the motorway.

The other part of the application is the development of new employment, residential, ancillary retail, and community uses, including a new primary school, playing fields, parks and open space. The land in question is currently occupied by fields, existing properties and an inactive landfill site.

Daniel Kershaw, Russell Homes director, said: “The master-plan is an ambitious long-term development that will support and significantly enhance economic opportunities in the borough and benefit the local area greatly, providing high quality family homes, jobs and community facilities.

“There is a real opportunity to improve the economic standing of the borough and its profile as a place to do business, building on the already successful industrial and logistics parks at South Heywood.”

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Roger Milne