An apartment scheme, that will bring 32 affordable apartments to the site of the Woodman Inn pub in Hazel Grove, is set to move forward following an agreement between Stockport Council and developers.
Bramhall based Kirkland Developments has agreed terms on the Section 106 agreement with the council to redevelop the brownfield site on the A6 for affordable housing.
Kirkland Developments secured consent for the development in March 2021, when members of Stockport’s Planning and Highways Regulation Committee complimented the proposals to bring a 100% affordable housing scheme to Hazel Grove. The site has since been sold to Stockport Homes to develop out.
The completion of the Section 106 agreement marks a major milestone on the road to delivering much-needed affordable homes in Hazel Grove. A spokesperson for Kirkland Developments said:
“This agreement means the transformation of the former Woodman Inn into much needed new affordable homes in Hazel Grove is a step closer
“Since securing planning consent earlier this year, we have worked tirelessly to bring the vision to life. Delivering this scheme on a brownfield site where the building has been boarded up for the last 8 years is a positive outcome for Stockport. We know from our engagement with local residents that there is significant demand for affordable homes in the area.”
Consultants to Kirkland Developments were Nicol Thomas architects, NJL and Vectos. Just outside Stockport, the developers are now also in discussion with a housing association to bring forward a similar affordable scheme comprising 25 houses in Gorton.