Another massive housing development planned for Standish

Plans have been submitted to build 155 properties on a brownfield site off Bradley Lane, formerly part of Bradley Hall Trading Estate

Friday, 16th April 2021, 7:00 am

Ambitious plans have been revealed for more than 150 homes to be built on vacant former industrial land.

Liverpool-based Torus62 Developments Limited wants to build 155 properties on a brownfield site off Bradley Lane, formerly part of Bradley Hall Trading Estate, Standish.

Under the plans, the site would have a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, comprising apartments, bungalows, terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

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The proposed site off Bradley Lane, Standish

The homes will be a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and rent-to-buy properties. Also included in the plan is car parking, landscaping and public open space.

The latest proposals are reduced in size from an approved application in 2019 for 163 homes, due to a conscious decision made to not “overdevelop” by the applicant.

In its design and access statement on behalf of the developer, agent Paddock Johnson said that Torus recognised the current demand for high-quality, purpose-built family homes in and around Standish.

They said: “The proposal provides a valuable opportunity to enhance an unused site in a prominent position along Bradley Lane.

“New residential developments in sustainable locations such as this one have great potential to support local shop and facilities by increasing the number of people who will potentially use them.”

In the documents, the agent said industrial units on the proposed site were demolished and it has been left vacant and unmanaged since.

They said this posed a risk of anti-social behaviour to the “detriment” of neighbours.

The agent said the applicant has engaged with councillors and residents during the design process.

This included a meeting in January with a representative from residents’ group Standish Voice.

They added: “The scheme received very positive feedback and it was noted that there is a great need for a wide range of affordable units, and as such a 100 per cent affordable scheme on this site was supported.”

The submission of the planning application comes after it was confirmed Bradley Hall industrial site was being put up for sale by owners HIMOR.

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