Hyde is set to get
ATAMESIDE town is about to get three new housing estates. Council bosses have approved plans for 160 homes in Hyde which will be spread across three new estates.
A plan for 79 homes on the site of the former Clarendon College on Clarendon Road has been approved.
Tameside’s planning committee also gave the green light to proposals for 78 new houses less ●● than a mile away at the former premises of Frank Hoyle Transport, on Broadway. And ten new homes will be built on land off Slateacre Road, which had been the subject of more than a decade of planning disputes between residents and developers.
The total number of houses could have been even more, with all three applicants reducing the number of properties in their final plans.
The Clarendon Road development is being led by building firm Taylor Wimpey.
Bellway Homes is heading up the new estate on Broadway.
David Thompson, principal planning officer, said there were ‘design reasons’ justifying a reduction from 96 houses for the Clarendon Road site.
He confirmed that the financial contribution required from the developer towards infrastructure was still in place, but the overall figure would be reduced due to the smaller number of properties.
James Berggren, agent for the application, told councillors an ‘attractive layout’ had been produced, insisting it would ensure a ‘very high quality’ development.
A ten-home development was also approved, despite opposition from a neighbour, Michelle Ashley, who represented ‘worn down’ Slateacre residents to speak against the plans. She said the road was ‘heavily congested’ and the junction of Slateacre Road and Joel Lane was a ‘death trap’,
An image of the planned estate at Slateacre Road