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ST. MODWEN UNVEILS PLANS FOR £20M RESIDENTIAL LED REGENERATION IN HARTSHILL, STOKE-ON-TRENT

St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, is preparing plans for a £20 million residential led mixed-use redevelopment of a former Stoke-on-Trent manufacturing facility that is set to generate hundreds of jobs.

The plans for the 11.25 acre site fronting Shelton New Road will include around 110 high quality family homes plus a local centre incorporating a small convenience store, a parade of four small shops and a public house and restaurant. A new junction off the main road is planned and the existing line of trees along the frontage will be substantially retained.

At least 220 jobs will be generated with the construction of the houses and 75 permanent jobs will be created at the pub, restaurant and shopping facilities.

The site was formerly used by Dyson Industries to manufacture ceramic heat-resistant products and became surplus to requirement following a restructuring of the business some years ago. IPS Ceramics Ltd, which occupies a small part of the site, will be relocating locally as part of the plans.

This is the last major site in this area of Hartshill in need of regeneration and the site is effectively surrounded by housing. St. Modwen’s proposals follow on from the successful residential redevelopment of the former tile works on the opposite side of Shelton New Road and on Brick Kiln Lane.

As part of the planning process, St. Modwen is holding a public consultation and exhibition later this month so that local residents and interested parties can view and comment on the proposals before the application is submitted in early November.

The exhibition will be held on Tuesday 23rd October 2012 from 4pm to 8pm at Harpfield Primary School, Palmers Green, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6AP.

St. Modwen representatives will be on-hand throughout the event, together with the planning consultants working on the project. All will be available to answer questions relating to the proposals, and to receive comments and feedback.

Mike Herbert, St. Modwen’s North Staffordshire Regional Director, said: “This is a sustainable development in a very accessible location that will bring social and environmental benefits to the Hartshill area.

“It will contribute to the city’s housing supply and, with at least two construction jobs created for every home built, will bring significant levels of investment.

“We look forward to meeting residents at the exhibition which has been organised as part of St. Modwen’s commitment to on-going consultation with the public. All comments and feedback received will help shape the planning application before it is submitted next month.”