Next Steps for Cheshire East Scheme
Having previously secured outline planning approval on behalf of Haughton Estate, HOW Planning has submitted the first reserved matters application for the 62ha Cheshire Green scheme in Wardle, Cheshire.
The plans will pave the way for the transformation of the land at the former Wardle Airfield, creating a strategic new employment park which will focus on industrial, storage and distribution users.
HOW has provided extensive planning and environmental advice in relation to the site, which has been identified for employment development in the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan. This first reserved matters application seeks approval for the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for the site access works, which will help the site come forward for development.
Said Rhian Harris, Senior Planner at HOW Planning: “Our client has now secured LEP funding to bring forward the proposed new roundabout junction. Approval of this first reserved matters application will significantly increase the site’s attractiveness to the market and help in securing end users for the Cheshire Green development.”
The plans for Cheshire Green will deliver much needed investment and jobs which aligns with the Council’s ambitious plans for sustainable economic growth. The scheme has the capacity to provide 135,000sqm (approx 1,450,000 sqft) of employment space and could generate up to 1,800 jobs.
Fisher German and Legat Owen are retained as joint agents.