Construction of new Hattersley retail park expected to start in January 2019
Wednesday 4th July 2018 @ 12:31 by Tom Greggan
Hyde News Tameside

Construction of a new retail park in Hattersley is expected to begin in January 2019 after getting the green light from Tameside Council.

Outline planning consent was initially given in 2015 but Maple Grove Developments Ltd, advised by Indigo Planning, has now gained reserved matters consent from the council.

Designed by Bowman Riley Architects, the £13million development will house a Lidl store, nine retail units and a drive-thru café/restaurant, with associated parking and landscaping. It’s expected to be completed by Christmas 2019.

Andrew Dewhurst, Director of Maple Grove Development Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to obtain reserved matters consent for the new district centre in Hattersley, a scheme which has been in the pipeline for years. The scheme is commercially driven with a Lidl foodstore as the crucial anchor, and three other retailers currently already on board.

“Through the granting of this reserved matters consent, the Council’s long-term aspirations for a new district centre in Hattersley and the many associated benefits, such as job creation, will be realised”.

The development was carefully designed, taking into account numerous site constraints. A brand new footpath will connect the southern part of the site with Stockport Road to increase accessibility and connectivity to and within the site. Trees, hedges and shrubbery will be planted along the northern, eastern and western site boundaries.

Nick Fillingham, Regional Director of Indigo Planning, said: “We engaged extensively with Tameside Council and worked closely with planning officers throughout the reserved mattersapplication to develop a high-quality scheme. We are delighted to secure reserved matters consent following a positive planning committee meeting”.

Sandy Livingstone, Executive Director for Onward Home, added: “Onward Homes has worked tirelessly in partnership with Tameside Council and Homes England for over a decade to regenerate the Hattersley and Mottram estate.

“Along with Barratts, the volume house builder, Onward has invested over £250m to revive the former Manchester City council overspill from its long term decline. Hattersley is really on the up and Maple Grove’s development will make a major contribution to its continuing evolution as a desirable place to live and work.”