Plans Unveiled For Former Two Trees High School Site In Haughton Green
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 16:07 Denton & Audenshaw News Posted by Lee Wild

Tameside Council has today announced they intend to seek planning permission for up to 220 houses on the site of the old Two Trees School in Haughton Green.

The school, which closed fully in 2012, would be demolished to make way for a new residential development.

The 19 acre site is currently used as council offices, and planning permission will be sought for the entire site, including the buildings, hard standing areas and fields.

Tameside Council say that as well as the homes, the plans will include “large amounts of public open space” and that “the scheme will provide a variety of benefits for local residents in the form of addressing housing need and laying foundations for future growth.”

Large amounts of public open space

The plans have already been met with fierce opposition by local people on social media. Postings on residents Facebook groups say the extra demand placed on the road system by 200 more houses will leave them gridlocked, along with other essential services such as schools and doctors surgeries facing overcrowding.

A public meeting was also organised last month called “Haughton Green Residents against the development of Two Trees School Fields”. Around 80 residents attended the meeting which was headed up by local Independent political campaigner Carl Simmons.

An online petition on Change.org has also reach almost 1500 signatures in just a few months.
As part of the process, a public newsletter has been distributed to 2000 homes in the Denton South constituency and two public exhibitions have been organised at the Oasis Centre on Tatton Road, close to the proposed development. The first is set to take place on Thursday 14 July from 3:30PM-7:30PM, and the second on Saturday 16 July from 10AM-1PM.