Planning permission is expected to be granted for the Bredbury Gateway expansion to the industrial estate proposed by Quorum Estates, Place North West has reported.
Stockport Council is anticipated to approve the scheme that would add two commercial units totalling 429,000 sq ft on the Bredbury site, with outline permission for a future 574,000 sq ft to be added to the industrial estate.
Original plans for the scheme were first submitted in autumn 2019, but following public consultations and concerns raised by neighbouring Tameside Council over traffic and the scheme’s environmental impact have seen plans downsized. The scheme was also an area of contention in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework before Stockport’s withdrawal from the plans.
Amended plans submitted in December have seen floorspace at the Bredbury Gateway development reduced by 20% to deliver more green space on the site, as well as reducing the total area developed by almost a third.
Plans also include widening and realignment of Bredbury Park Way, and relocation of its junction with Ashton Road, as well as enhancements to Junction 25 if the M60 to accommodate increased traffic to the industrial estate.
Stockport Council’s Werneth Area planning committee will discuss proposals on March 8th, followed by the Central Stockport Area committee on March 11th. Stockport Council will have the final say on proposals on March 24th.
Should the proposals be approved, the site could bring up to 1,600 new jobs to the local economy once completed in full.
The proposed units at the scheme have been designed by AEW Architects, with plans submitted by Lichfields on behalf of Quorum.