Stockport Council is due to decide this week on a planning application to replace existing disused buildings with a block of nine apartments at Old Canal Yard in Reddish.
Prosper Properties Group Ltd plan to redevelop the site, and a block of eight apartments was approved on a neighbouring plot in 2019, being developed by Promised Way Ltd.
The site, situated off Reuben Street and adjacent to The Ropeworks mill and Coronation Point industrial estate, is currently occupied by a disused garage which will be demolished as part of the plans. Proposals describe the existing buildings as “beyond repair”. The area was originally part of the canal network, but this has since been filled in.
The nine apartments will be split across three storeys, with ground floor plots having private gardens. Dedicated parking spaces for each apartment are also included in the plans, along with communal bin stores. Access will be from Reuben Street, shared with the previously approved building, which will also create a turning area for existing residents.
Poynton-based PZvi Architects & Designers Ltd are the architects on both apartment buildings at Old Canal Yard, and prepared the plans for the council.
The buildings have been designed to be sensitive to the design of other local properties, as well as considering the privacy of residents, including with regard for any future residential development of the neighbouring Ropeworks mill building.
The roof has also been designed with a 30 degree south facing pitch, which could support solar panels, as well as space for a small wind turbine, to manage the building’s carbon footprint. Sedum planting of flat roofing is also being considered by developers subject to planning approval.
Planning officers have recommended that Stockport Council approve the Old Canal Yard apartments. The council will decide on the application at the next planning committee meeting on 9th January 2020.