NEW homes will be built on part of a site initially designated as a Business Employment Area in Dukinfield – only if the developer pays more than £30,000 for a series of improvements, including to a park and the town’s cemetery.
BAK Civil Engineering was granted permission to construct 19 homes on currently vacant land at the junction of Sandy Lane and Park Road.
However, if they do not pay £15,170 for work on nearby Tower Street Park and Dukinfield Cemetery, nor highway improvements around the site, work will not start.
A minimum of 15 per cent of the homes must also be affordable housing.
Tameside Council’s speakers’ panel (planning) committee heard on Wednesday, July 21 homes are wanted on part of the Business Employment Area as, ‘the benefits associated with the residential development of the site outweigh the loss of part of the Business Employment Area.
‘In this case, it would significantly improve the environmental quality of this particular location’.
Meanwhile, a Mossley footpath also looks set to be diverted after the panel agreed to take a proposal to the next stage.
The path, from Midge Hill to Stockport Road, will see stiles at either end replaced by gates and the applicant will pay for everything, other than the kits for the gates themselves.