The scheme involves the construction of a new 2.2km link road from Junction 19 on the M62 to Pilsworth Road in Rochdale. This is the key part of the £400m masterplan to bring new jobs, homes and improved highways infrastructure to the southern part of the borough.
An infrastructure priority for both the local council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM), the link road will provide HGV traffic from the South Heywood employment area – and its numerous logistics parks – with a dedicated route to the motorway, 17km shorter than the existing return journey, and directing HGVs away from Heywood Town Centre, Birch and other local roads.
Other aspects of the planning submission are development of new employment, residential, ancillary retail, and community uses – a new primary school, playing fields, parks and open space. This includes 1.45million sq ft of commercial space, and up to 1,000 new homes, with the potential to create more than 2,850 new jobs. It is estimated that the development will generate £175m a year for the economy.
The new link road will be part-funded by grants from Transport for Greater Manchester and Highways England, with the shortfall met by Russell Homes through the release of the proposed housing.
Come meet the team, discuss the project, be driven around the site (3 people max) followed by a Q&A session
Information on Open Doors 2022 will be released shortly