AN APPLICATION to build 213 homes in Springhead is to be submitted to Oldham Council following consultation with the public.
Plans for the Stonebreaks Development at the former Springhead Quarry and adjacent land were unveiled by the Stonebreaks Group in July.The proposal, which will be submitted by Millson Group, sets out plans to build 213 homes between Cooper Street and Stonebreaks Road.
The site 8.48-hectare site comprises the disused quarry, grassland, Timbertops residential dwelling, and land to the north of Highfield House.
The proposal says the development will comprise apartments, two-bed mews homes, family homes and a 40-bed elderly care facility.
It states the old quarry site is designated as Previously Developed Land whereas the remainder of the site is Other Protected Open Land (OPOL).
It adds the conservation area to the north of the site needs special consideration and Millson Group has proposed not to build there and design in the vicinity to be more considered.
The documents claims the development would bring in £450,000 in council tax, £1.4m in annual leisure expenditure and £2.6m in annual retail expenditure.
A consultation event was held on July 12 as the Stonebreaks Group looked to gain feedback from the community to consider as part of their outline planning application, which is expected to be submitted soon.
A spokesperson for Millson Group said: “We are now in the process of collating the feedback, which is still coming in, to include in our redesign of the proposal where possible.
“The landowners see this as an opportunity to produce a development that acknowledges the needs of the community.
“This is an application led by the landowners themselves who have chosen to control the planning application rather than hand responsibility to a developer.”
Plans to provide additional parking for Springhead Congregational Church were suggested by the landowners, who have no connection with the church.
However, the church has confirmed it has no requirement for parking and no involvement with the application and the parking will be removed in the next design iteration.
Further information about the Stonebreaks Development is available online: