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Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough

Smithy Bridge Road - Littleborough - Rochdale - Greater Manchester - OL15 8QF

Taylor Wimpey is preparing a planning application for up to 250 new homes at Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough.  The proposals include three and four bedroom homes. 

  • Overview


    Taylor Wimpey is preparing a planning application for the development of new homes at Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough.  The development will consist of three and four bedroom homes and associated infrastructure including public open space and landscaping. Vehicular access will be taken primarily from Smithy Bridge Road with a further access to be provided on Brooklyn Avenue.

    The site is supported by a draft housing allocation in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), which was published for consultation in October 2016. The next draft of the GMSF is expected to be published for consultation this summer.

    Smithy Bridge Road - Location Plan - Small

    Red edge of proposed development at Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough

  • About the site

    About the Site

    The land at Smithy Bridge Road measures approximately 14.2 hectares (35 acres) and is located to the north east of Rochdale town centre, to the east of Smallbridge and to the south of Littleborough.

    Red Edge - Smithy Bridge - Small

    Red edge of Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough (courtesy of Google Maps)

    Draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF)

    The site is proposed to be allocated for housing in the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (see extract below) which is due to be adopted in 2020. 

    GMSF - Smithy Bridge - Small

    Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough allocation for housing plan (courtesy of the draft GMSF)

  • What's proposed

    What's Proposed

    We are proposing to develop a high quality residential development which respects the site’s location on the edge of Littleborough. The proposals will seek to create an attractive transition from the countryside to the urban area whilst respecting the river valley. Our proposals are for up to 250 dwellings alongside areas of landscaping and new public open space.

    Homes will be up to 2.5 storeys in height, and the design and materials will be reflective of the local character of Littleborough.

    Illustrative masterplan with labels - Small

    Illustrative masterplan for Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough. To see a larger version of the illustrative masterplan, please click here.

  • Community

    Community Benefits

    We are proposing a residential development of up to 250 new homes on land to the west of Smithy Bridge Road, Littleborough.  The development will include a range of property styles and sizes and it is anticipated that affordable housing will be provided subject to viability.  New development can bring a number of economic benefits to the local area and we have estimated these using UK-wide statistical data.

    Building the homes

    • 72 temporary construction jobs per year of build
    • 18 jobs could be supported in the supply chain per year of build
    • £5.2 million expected additional Gross Value Added (GVA) per year from direct and indirect jobs

    Once people move in

    • £1.3 million - total anticipated spend on goods and services by people as they move into the new houses, to make them feel like home
    • £4.4 million - total spend by residents of the new development per year on retail and leisure

    Additional local authority income

    • £400,000 - estimated additional Council Tax per year based on the proposed number of new homes
    • £53,200 - New Homes Bonus Payments.  A grant paid, over four years, by central government to local councils for increasing the amount of homes in their area
  • Updates

    News & Updates

    Public Exhibition

    As part of our commitment to community engagement, we have undertaken public consultation to ensure that the views of local residents and stakeholders are taken on board ahead of the submission of the proposed planning application. A leaflet has been sent to local residents and businesses in the area.  A copy of the leaflet can be viewed here.  A copy of the feedback form can be viewed here.  Please send your response by 6 June. 

    A public exhibition was held on 17 May 2018.

    A copy of the exhibition boards can be viewed here

    We are continuing to work on our proposals prior to the submission of our application. Your feedback is valuable to us, if you have any additional comments on our proposals please contact us as follows:

    Taylor Wimpey Manchester
    1 Lumsdale Road, Stretford
    M32 0UT

    Or email: twmconsultation@taylorwimpey.com

    Community Consultation Line: 0161 864 8961 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)

    Please send your response by 6 June.

    Anticipated Timescales

    Submission of planning application
    Summer 2018
    Determination of planning application
    Autumn 2018
    Start on site
    Early 2019
    First home completed
    Spring 2019

    Register your interest

    Whether you are a first time buyer looking to get on the property ladder, wanting to buy a larger home for you and your family or are looking to downsize into a smaller property, we want to hear from you! Please click on the above link to register your interest in a new home.