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Rochdale set to see boost in green infrastructure

by | 22 Sep 23 | Featured Slider, Landscape Architecture, Nature & Biodiversity, News, Topics

Rochdale set to receive green infrastructure boost

Plans have been submitted for a new home garden neighbourhood project set to give Rochdale, Manchester a boost in green infrastructure.

The hybrid application, submitted by Redrow, includes a new public park and wildflower meadow, green corridors and over 1,000 new homes.

Plans include a 13.4ha park to the south, a wildflower meadow, green corridors and a potential community allotment.

The park will feature “footpaths, ecological enhancements and plenty of opportunities for play and recreation,” says Redrow planning director, Robin Buckley, while the corridors will be “suitable for foraging.”

“Our aim is to create a thriving new community with high quality and much-needed new homes, abundant green spaces with habitats for wildlife, and space provided for new community infrastructure.”

The first phase of development would see 233 new homes, ranging in size, with 15% designated ‘affordable’, and an additional 1,147 houses included in an outline planning application.

Redrow already owns 8.8 acres of the land designated in the proposed plans, with intent to acquire further parcels.

Subject to planning, construction is scheduled to begin on phase one by autumn of next year.

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