Flat and shops development wanted

AN AREA of waste land next to a Denton pharmacy will be developed into three shops with three-bedroomed apartments above if a planning application is given the go ahead.

Mohammed Mustafa, of Oldham, has asked Tameside Council if he would be able to build on the land on Ashton Road at its junction with Lupton Street.

Currently nothing stands on the area, which lies next to Greencross Pharmacy.

The site of waste land in Denton

However, Mr Mustafa wants to construct three retail units on the ground floor, each with living quarters and on bedroom immediately above and a further two bedrooms in a loft floor.

The properties would also have off street parking, lying behind the shop units.

Planning notice

A planning statement says: “The site currently comprises a vacant empty site with self-seeding poor quality trees surrounded on two sides with timber hoarding.

“The property will match the adjacent pharmacy building with regards to materials matching the building built with traditional materials.

“It is our intention to match these properties’ finishes and the proposal will be no larger than the adjacent pharmacy property and with a similar character.”

Tameside Council’s Speakers Panel (Planning) committee will decide whether to grant or refuse planning permission for the land, which is 100 metres from the centre of Denton, near Crown Point.

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