Planning has been approved for 37 new homes to be built on the former site of Hulme Hall Grammar School in Cheadle Hulme.
The scheme will replace the existing school buildings, which have fallen into disrepair due to vandalism since the school moved to a new site in Davenport in 2018.
Local developers PH Homes, along with Seddon Developments, will build 13 new apartments and 24 houses, with designs in-keeping with the local conservation area in Cheadle Hulme.
While the Cheadle Hulme development has been approved, it has faced criticism for not including any new affordable housing on the site, with properties ranging from two-bedroom apartments up to five- and six-bedroom family homes. As the development is on a brownfield site, it does not require any properties to be sold as affordable homes, typically at 80% of market value.
Philip Hughes, Managing Director of PH Homes said:
We know this area very well. Not only did we successfully return Hulme Hall to its former glory, but our Head Office is less than three miles away; so we’re well aware that this is a super-prime location and one of the area’s best addresses.
“We’re delighted to have been given this opportunity to create a new residential development in the area
“The location really couldn’t be better, especially for families with the fantastic choice of schools nearby and Cheadle Hulme centre with shops, restaurants and train station in easy walking distance, I know the local residents will welcome the redevelopment of the derelict site into a new residential neighbourhood.”
Work on the scheme is due to begin in Spring 2020.