Housing plans revealed for former greyhound stadium

A planning application to transform the site of the Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium in Gorton into a development featuring hundreds of new homes has been submitted to Manchester City Council. Subject to planning permission, existing buildings at the site will be demolished to make way for 167 homes and 80 apartments. Properties will be available for private rent, shared ownership and open market sale.

The plans were lodged by national developer Countryside and asset manager SCP Investments Ltd. Countryside’s regional operations director John Grealis said: “Submission for planning for the new development at Kirkmanshulme Lane is a key milestone in Countryside and Sigma’s shared vision to create a brand new community in Gorton.” Our ambition for the development of the Belle Vue site is to meet the local need for housing, doing so by creating high quality homes into which local families can grow and thrive with access to green space and a range of local amenities.”

Graeme Hogg, chief operating officer at Sigma, provider of private rented sector housing, added: “We are delighted to see this application being submitted after a positive and collaborative pre-application process. “The mix of house types and tenures will provide customers with a choice not currently available in Gorton and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to investment in private rented homes in Manchester.”

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