Mirrlees Park

MAN Energy Solutions has now submitted an outline planning application with all matters reserved proposing the erection of a residential development for up to 200 dwellings, with associated landscaping, site infrastructure and the provision of new public open space on private landholdings located to the rear of our UK headquarters in Stockport.

In September 2020 we launched a public consultation to seek views on the proposals to turn 53 acres (21.64 hectares) of privately owned land to the rear of our headquarters in Hazel Grove, Stockport into new public open green space through the development of a further 11 acres (4.4 hectares) of privately owned land for new homes.

The feedback from the public consultation and engagement with local groups and stakeholders has resulted in several changes to our plans. The plans are summarised below;

  • 83% of the private land safeguarded for public open space and 17% of the private land for housing development.
  • An agreement with national charity, The Land Trust for MAN Energy Solutions to transfer the ownership of private land to the Land Trust.
  • Endowment funding over £1 million given by MAN Energy Solutions to The Land Trust to be used towards the upkeep of the open space.
  • A Biodiversity NET Gain of 11.98%
  • The creation of a local Nature Reserve rather than an informal Country Park
  • A higher density housing scheme able to accommodate up to 200 homes without increasing the development area
  • 50% affordable homes to help meet Stockport’s housing need
  • Removal of the proposed car park at Flowery Fields