SMDA is a 53 hectare strategic development site at the southern edge of Macclesfield, currently occupied in part by a number of community playing fields including changing facilities, whilst the remainder of the site is generally undeveloped grassed areas.
Development of the site will be a collaboration between Engine of the North (EoTN), Cheshire East Council and the adjoining land owner, TG. The proposals will include up to 950 much needed quality homes, employment land, retail and other amenities, plus a new school, improved sports training and recreational facilities. A new road linking London Road and Congleton Road will also be developed as part of the scheme.
A planning application for the scheme is due to be submitted before the end of 2016. Once planning approval is obtained, EoTN will look to dispose of the site in serviced land parcels; allowing local and national developers to create a diverse mix of housing types and styles.
A public consultation was undertaken in October 2016, see website link for more information: