Plans Appproved for Kingsley Fields
Plans have been approved for 1,000 new homes to be built in Nantwich, Cheshire. Manchester based HOW Planning has secured full planning permission on behalf of national housebuilders Taylor Wimpey, Redrow Homes and David Wilson Homes (DWH North West).
The decision by Cheshire East Council follows submission of what was the largest single reserved matters application to be submitted to the council and paves the way for work to begin. The approved scheme comprises a mix of detached, semi-detached, mid-terrace and apartment dwellings at the 58 hectare site. The development is the first phase in the creation of a major new sustainable urban extension for Nantwich, which will also comprise additional employment development, new community facilities and a local centre to be brought forward as part of future development phases.
Jon Suckley, Partner at HOW Planning: “We have worked closely with our clients on this important scheme to ensure their plans provide all the key elements to ensure the creation of a sustainable community and that the development meets all of the expectations and ambitions for the area. This permission will enable the Consortium to progress with the scheme in early 2017, delivering much needed new homes in Cheshire.”
The Kingsley Fields site occupies a highly sustainable location within easy walking distance to Nantwich town centre and a wide range of existing facilities, all of which will benefit from the new housing planned by the house builders.
The development will also bring to fruition the current major investment programme at Reaseheath College. It will release capital to fund the building of the Agricultural Technology Centre, the extension to the Higher Education and Business Centre, with increased teaching space, Sports Science facilities, including a new Sports Centre for College and Community use and new accommodation to replace temporary and sub-standard facilities.
The College’s capital investment will be match funded by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and augmented by commercial finance to deliver £31 million into improved educational facilities in Nantwich and to the benefit of the wider economy.