Stockport Council has published its brownfield register as part of its efforts to maximise the use, or previously developed and underused, land for new housing.
In line with national regulations, the brownfield register sets out what land is available now for potential housing use.
The content of the register is carefully prescribed by regulation, so it doesn’t provide the full picture of all housing opportunities within the urban area.
In March 2017, the Council endorsed an eight-point plan to promote the development of brownfield land. Measures include applying for external funding, direct intervention in some locations, reviewing policy and working collaboratively with key land owners.
Councillor Kate Butler, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “The publication of this register represents just one part of a wider effort to bring brownfield sites back into effective use across the borough. Alongside ensuring everyone has access to a decent home, we are eager to ensure proper use is made of derelict land and empty buildings. If we use the existing land resource effectively then we can minimise the use of open areas and greenfield land to meet future housing needs.”
Salford Archaeology will be hosting an Archaeology Open Day on Thursday 11th January between 12 noon and 2pm at Covent Garden (off Lower Hillgate), Stockport.
The Open Day will give residents the opportunity to see the ongoing archaeological works at Covent Garden, including former housing along Crowther Steps, Crowther Mill (a late 18th century silk mill) and the former Stockport Sunday School. Built in 1805 and demolished in 1971, the Sunday School was said to be the largest Sunday School in the world.
Salford Archaeology will have staff available around the site and will have information boards.
The Covent Garden area is set to be re-developed, bringing new homes in to Stockport town centre.
A first glimpse of the next phase of Stockport Exchange has been revealed by Stockport Council and Muse Developments.
Building on the phenomenal success that Stockport Exchange has already achieved, the stunning new 60,000 sq ft office will be developed next to the recently completed One Stockport Exchange office.
The new six-storey Grade A office building at the award-winning business district is expected to create a further 350 jobs in the town centre. That’s over and above the 300 that have already been created by phase two… read the full article here
Impey & Co Commercial Agents are currently listing a potentially great development opportunity. It is a Grade II listed former bank, and is set right in the heart of Stockport Town Centre, close to the Market Place, Great and Little Underbank’s, and the new Redrock Leisure complex.
There is currently planning in place for residential accomodation to be added to the first, second and third floors. The current planning is for 4x one bedroom apartments and 2x two bedroom apartments, with a commercial unit on the ground floor.
Currently listed at Offers Over £300,000, this is a beautiful building and could be a great buy in a great location.
Laurus Homes, in partnership with Stockport Council, are set to transform Stockport’s oldest pub, the White Lion on the Underbank, in to a mixed-use residential and leisure development. The £2.4m scheme, once complete, will consist of 11 apartments (seven 1x bedroom, three 2x bedroom, and one 2x bedroom duplex apartment) plus a restaurant premises to the ground floor.
Aurora Business Park, which is part of a £1 Billion investment programme currently underway in Stockport Town Centre, have announced that they are currently 75% let ahead of their upcoming completion. Baumüller and Aeroco have both signed up to make the new industrial park their home, with a further large announcement to be made soon.
If you haven’t already heard, first time buyers will NOT pay stamp duty up to £300,000 with immediate affect. We are still waiting on clarification if this applies to people who have already exchanged. This could save some first time buyers up to £5,000, which will certainly help people moving onto the property ladder.
As this will now bring more first time buyers out of the wood work it will increase demand at the lower end of the market place. The ripple effect of this will see demand for people to move up the property ladder, so larger family homes will also see the benefit.
This is great news to our local market and the UK property market as a whole, which is much needed due to the constant negative news stories surrounding the property market recently and Brexit causing uncertainty.
The other good news is funding for new builds will be supplemented by £44bn which should fuel a very positive housing market in 2018 and going forward.
If you would like any advice on how this may effect you directly please do not hesitate to contact me personally