WRT housing

Acting on behalf of WRT Ltd, P4 Planning has submitted a full planning application for 78 new homes in the village of Diggle in Saddleworth.  The application represents a £15million investment for the area, providing a choice of executive and family homes in keeping with the character of the village.

The 3.24 ha site, which had previously been allocated for employment use but never been brought forward, has now been identified as a suitable site for residential development in Oldham Council’s Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment.

If approved scheme will provide 78 new family homes with associated access, car parking and landscape improvements.  The scheme also includes eight affordable dwellings.  The development will provide a vital contribution to the Council’s housing land supply, ensuring that this currently vacant site is used for a use which is compatible with the surrounding residential properties and soon to be opened high school.

Says Gillian Worden, Associate at P4 Planning: “The planning application for this scheme has been a an intricate process and our client has taken great care to ensure the scheme reflects the character of area and is in keeping with the surroundings of Diggle Village.  It will help to support local businesses and services and help the local authority deliver its housing needs for the future.”

The Huddersfield Road site is in a highly sustainable location, close to a number of bus routes as well as several local facilities which would be supported by the new homes.  The development will also bring with it a number of benefits for the local community, including a reduction in traffic pinch points on Huddersfield Road at peak times, with two planned access roads into the development.

Image shows the housing style being planned for this development, at a similar scheme by the developer.