In addition, Tameside has allocated a further £238,000 towards the scheme.
This means the long-awaited link road between Ashton Road and Hyde Road (by-passing Crown Point) can proceed, and work will begin shortly.
Langtree Group has also started the process of using the Compulsory Purchase powers to acquire the land along Ashton Road – including the old derelict Co-op building, which will now be demolished. Langtree intends to bring forward a retail development for the Ashton Road end of the site.
Their housing proposal is currently the subject of a Planning Appeal to the Secretary of State, which will be considered by a planning inquiry in due course.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“I am so pleased to be able to confirm that the link road will be built.
“Clearly the site has been an eyesore for far too long, but at least with the construction of the link road, it’s clear that the first stage towards sustainable redevelopment will be unlocked.”