Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Planning Officials Back Urban Village at Victorian Mill Site

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Planning Officials Back Urban Village at Victorian Mill Site

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PLANNING chiefs are backing a massive project to create an 'urban village' on the site of a Victorian-era cotton mill in Droylsden.

Officers at Tameside council are recommending the 127-home 'Victoria Gardens' development off Buckley Street be approved by the borough's planning committee.

Developers DeTrafford Estates want to create one and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses at the Victoria Mill site.

The committee report states the addition of new trees, shrubs and a meadow around the development would be a major improvement for the site. There would be a total of 40 trees planted across the estate, mixed between native trees and fruit trees such as silver birch, beech, apple and ash.

Habitat enhancements will also extend to the inclusion of bird boxes for sparrows and starlings and the provision of bat boxes. …

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