Housing plan for old centre
PLANS have been submitted to demolish the former Hurdsfield Community Centre and build new homes.
The scheme by Peaks and Plains Housing Trust aims to create six new two storey homes for social housing on a plot of land off Carisbrook Avenue and Alton Drive, Hurdsfield. There will be two three-bed and four two-bed properties.
There are also plans for car parking for nine vehicles. The site is occupied by a single storey brick and timber building, formerly used as a community centre. The building is currently run down, disused and considered an eyesore.
Commenting on the scheme Keith Smith, of Macclesfield Civic Society, said: “This is a well designed scheme providing much needed affordable housing. The layout and elevation detailing are well handled and this will be a worthy addition to the locality, thereby assisting urban regeneration.”
The plans are now with Cheshire East Council, which sold the land to Peaks and Plains in order to part fund a new £1m community hub which will be built in Hurdsfield.
The hub scheme involves redeveloping the current family centre on Nicholson Close.
Services operating there now are centred on supporting young families, but under new plans the building will become a community hub bringing together several services and activities.
Hurdsfield was identified as one of five locations in the borough which needed attention during the council’s Creating Stronger Communities Review.
●● The homes will be built on the site of the derelict community centre in Hurdsfield