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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Short

Proposals presented in Little Bollington

Thank you for taking the time to attend our consultation about the residential redevelopment of the Stamford Arms in Little Bollington. We want to hear your thoughts and any ideas that might positively influence the future of the site, here is our first initial outline to talk over today.

This event provides an opportunity to view the initial draft proposals for the site. Please take the time to look at the information on display today and speak with members of the development team who are here to answer your questions.

We also have feedback forms available and we would appreciate your comments.

Novo is a local property development company, based in Altrincham town centre, with an excellent reputation for regeneration projects delivering high quality developments, within Manchester, South Trafford and Cheshire.

We transform derelict sites with a highly experienced team who devote their time to a small number of projects each year. The team are tasked with problem solving, overcoming constraints, listening and supporting the community, to deliver a sustainible solution.

Our approach to business is to find ways to add genuine value, not take it away. We take a direct, visual and personable approach, the team you see are those that will be delivering this scheme.

We believe that this site has been sadly overlooked for years, its state of dereliction is an awful blight within a highly visable location within the area. It is a poor and unfair reflection of a community that clearly looks after its landscape and assets.


Our intentions are to rescue the buildings future, restore it and preserve it for years to come, give it a new life and relevant purpose. We can do this by removing the poor quality additions and complementing the existing building with a modern and sensitive architectural response.

We want to create a shared community use, anchoring the site and making it an important and positive contributor to the area.

The team have extensive experience in taking on old, run-down buildings, however the investment required is significant, and we need to find ways of making it deliverable.

Moving Forward Together

Our first intentions are to engage with all stakeholders, absorb and collaborate. We are convinced there lies a fully rounded solution that will transform this site.

We want our involvement to extend past completing the development, we hope to affect a long term sustainable benefit to the community. Whether this is in the type of housing supply, or community uses on the site, including the potential of creating self generating revenues.

The site measures approximately 1.5 acres and is located off Lymm Road, centrally within the settlement of Little Bollington, to the south of Dunham Massey and close to the popular Swan with Two Nicks pub in Little Bollington. The Stamford Arms pub was last open to customers under the name ‘Home’ which operated from February 2007 until July 2012 when it closed.

The existing buildings on the site comprise around 15,000 square feet, including the former pub and its outbuildings, as well as a flood lit car park.

The former pub has been added to over its’ life span with uncompromising and insensitive add ons that detract from the buildings classic composition.

Novo’s initial proposals are to redevelop the site to form a series of new dwellings comprising both apartments and stand alone houses, clustered around a new community facility set within landscaped grounds.

These new dwellings will be a mixture of the conversion of existing buildings and new build dwellings.

The development could provide up to 45% affordable dwellings.

The proposals will involve the stripping back of poor quality architectural additions to ensure the development is sensitive to its local surroundings.

The proposals comprise five key elements:

1  The restoration of the main building

2  The restoration of the Coach House building

3  Affordable homes

4  New central community hub including building and outdoor green space

5  New homes

The redevelopment of the site will provide significant community and environmental benefits which could include the following:


The provision of a new community hub building set in attractive open space and landscaping which will provide a functioning space for existing and future community groups to use;


The provision of a new publicly accessible area of attractive open space to include play and recreational facilities in addition to on site open space adjacent to the coach house redevelopment;


The retention of several existing mature trees and planting of new trees and hedgerows to support existing wildlife on the site and encourage biodiversity; and


The provision of new affordable housing which will provide genuinely affordable high-quality homes to allow people from the local area to get on to the property ladder.

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