Councillors are to decide whether to allow 338 new homes to be built on the site of the historic Robertson’s Jam Factory.
Tameside’s planning committee is this week due to consider a reserved matters application for redevelopment of the iconic site in Droylsden, which has been empty since 2006.
The famous manufacturer James Robertson and Sons produced curds, preserves and marmalades at the Manchester Road site from 1890 until the site was closed with the loss of 200 jobs.
The joint application by Taylor Wimpey and Bellway Homes has been amended since it was submitted earlier in the year to include a further 24 apartments on the eight hectare site.
The 338 proposed homes would be a mix of houses and flats with 40 four-bedroom, 192 three-bedroom and 16 two-bed houses.
There would be 84 two-bedroom and six one-bed flats in the development.
Of the total development five per cent