The Casey Group have submitted a proposal supported by MPSL Planning & Design to create 162 beautiful new homes on the former Hartshead Power station and Millbrook Sidings site near Stalybridge, Tameside.
Situated in the heart of Tame Valley, the power station has remained derelict, contaminated and lost without hope for over thirty years and although there have been several attempts to save it, those attempts have failed and grant funding missed.
Casey Group say: “The proposals will make the site safe from the dangerous remnants of its industrial past. The former Hartshead Power Station closed in 1979 and most of the structures were demolished by 1989. However, the public do not have access to the site because it is still derelict and unsafe and where people can roam, many potential dangers remain hidden within the self-seeded vegetation including exposed culverts, tunnels and manholes.”
Proposals by The Casey Group include three/four/five-bedroom high quality and bespoke homes, a community park, a community hub, new and improved pedestrian and cycle links and an outdoor play-area as part of the restorative regeneration.
In partnership with Trafford Housing Trust, the newly developed properties will be offered as private sale, shared ownership and rent-to-buy, creating improved opportunities for prospective homeowners to get their first foot on the property ladder.
Neil Pickering from Casey said, “We are really excited to share our proposals for the former Hartshead Power Station and Millbrook Sidings with the community. Our vision is to regenerate the site and improve the environment and facilities for the wider public benefit.”
Due to the nature of the development and its proximity to existing residential communities, The Casey Group have taken the views of the local community seriously and are actively encouraging them to share their opinions and ask any questions.
Of course, with social restrictions still affecting the usual ‘town-hall’ style meetings, the developer has opened an innovative online portal and consultation website, creating a key communication line between residents and the developer.
Neil goes on to say, “Because of the public’s input, we’ve created a robust management plan to ensure the park is fully funded and sustainable for the future, we have reduced the number of homes that had previously been suggested and will ensure that the homes and park are developed at the same time.”
We at MPSL Planning & Design cannot wait to see this development come to fruition and look forward to working alongside The Casey Group and Trafford Housing Trust right through to project completion.