EW proposals for
site for a former hospital have seen the number of proposed properties halved.
Last summer the council gave planning permission for 300 homes to be built at the old Barnes Hospital near the M60 in Cheadle.
It was the 17th application put forward since the hospital closed in 1999. But no work has ever been carried out and new, modified plans are now set to be submitted to the council by property developers Henley Homes plc.
The development, to be known as Barnes Village, will see 155 new homes built on the site with 38 constructed within the Gothic Grade II-listed hospital building, including townhouses and 16 apartments.
On the area surrounding the main building there will be two, three and four bedroom family-sized homes.
The former Army convalescent home was built in the late 19th century but since its closure has reached a critical stage of deterioration due to neglect.
The hospital was built in 1875 by Robert Barnes and it operated throughout the world wars, caring for injuredsoldiersandpatients with tuberculosis and yellow fever. It was later used for older patients and stroke sufferers but closed after healthcare budget cuts.
The buildings later temporarily housed a large group of refugees from Kosovo and was briefly occupied by travellers in 2007.
It has been plagued by vandalism and is one of five north west buildings on the Heritage at Risk register.
A computer-generated image of the proposed Barnes Village scheme