The next phase of NORD’s City Waterside development in Stoke-on-Trent is set to be approved next week when the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and RENEW North Staffordshire confirm nearly £6 million of investment
NORD’s plans include some 250 homes, 5,576 sq m of commercial space, canalside cafes, restaurants, shops and potentially an art gallery.
HCA board member Kate Barker is to visit North Staffordshire on 7 December to announce £2.9 million funding and on 9 December Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve matching £2.9 million funding from RENEW.
The money will be used for land assembly, land remediation and key highways and services infrastructure works for a new mixed-use development, preparing the way for 250 new homes and a new state-of-the-art factory for Bridgewater Pottery.
An outline planning application is currently being considered by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Subject to the necessary approvals, consultants will be appointed by the year end to oversee the infrastructure and remediation work.
The work is due to start in early 2010, completing in early 2011.
NORD’s Bridgewater Bridge, also part of the development, was completed earlier this year.