Plans for new flats on land

Stockport Express - - Your Views -

A DERELICT piece of land that has be­come a blight in an area ear­marked for £7m of in­vest­ment could be used for 22 new homes.

The va­cant land has been an eye­sore on Lower Hill­gate, in Stock­port town cen­tre, for sev­eral decades. But plans from Clearly Prop­er­ties will go be­fore the coun­cil’s Cen­tral Area Com­mit­tee and are rec­om­mended for ap­proval.

The ap­pli­ca­tion seeks to build a six-storey block with 22 flats and con­sul­ta­tion with nearby busi­nesses and res­i­dents has brought no ob­jec­tions.

A re­port by coun­cil of­fi­cers for com­mit­tee mem­bers states: “The site rep­re­sents a long-term va­cancy within the town cen­tre, hav­ing not sup­ported any form of de­vel­op­ment for sev­eral decades.

“As a re­sponse to re­gen­er­a­tion as­pi­ra­tions the coun­cil has com­mit­ted £7m specif­i­cally to the re­gen­er­a­tion of Mar­ket Place and Un­der­banks area.”

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