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Plans to redevelop the Vauxhall Industrial Estate on Greg Street in Reddish have taken a step forward after local councillors in the area gave their approval of proposals.
During a meeting of Stockport Council’s Heatons and Reddish Area Committee on 20th June, councillors approved the scheme which would around 200,000 sq ft of new industrial and warehouse units on the site. Proposals were approved following amendments to designs from developers, Western UK Property Group (WUKPG), in response to concerns over the scale of the scheme and its potential impact on air quality and traffic locally.
The final decision to approve planning permission for the scheme now falls on the Council’s Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee when they next meet.
If approved, the largely vacant Vauxhall Industrial Estate will see all existing buildings demolished and replaced with 28 units across six blocks, totalling approximately 19,000 sq m of new Class B2/B8 units with first-floor office space. Plans also include parking for around 175 vehicles, including 34 electric vehicle charging points and bike storage. Once occupied, the site could support around 700 jobs in easy reach of the M60, as well as helping to meet the undersupply of smaller industrial units in Greater Manchester.
The scheme will also help support the net-zero ambitions of future occupiers, with designs incorporating a mix of air-source heat pumps and gas-fired radiant tube heating for heating and cooling. Photovoltaic solar panels will also be installed on rooftops to generate green electricity on-site.
WUKPG were supported in the plans for the Reddish industrial estate by planning consultants SATPLAN, with designs by architects, C4 Projects.