Consultation commences on proposals for Mirrlees Fields

A public consultation to turn land to the rear of MAN Energy Solutions’ headquarters in Hazel Grove into a new informal Country Park and 150 new homes has been launched today.

The plans would allow for 53 acres of private land to be held in Trust or within a Community Interest Company and brought into public use as an informal country park, widening the use of it, to families, children, walkers, runners and cyclists and providing flexibility in the way the land can be used by local schools and youth groups, as well as the nearby Stepping Hill Hospital.

The country park proposals would be underpinned by the housing development and would result in the land, which is currently privately owned by MAN Energy Solutions becoming the largest public green space in the Hazel Grove area.

5plus architects is a key member of the project team providing masterplanning expertise. 5plus Director, Adam Thornton said “We have worked with the partners for over a decade and have been involved with the previous two areas of housing on the site. We’re therefore delighted to have been appointed to the final phase of residential development.”

A consultation website has been set up containing further details on the plans and an online survey for members of the public to provide their feedback.