Step Change for Former Territorial Army Site
Acting on behalf of The House Maker Ltd, HOW Planning has secured full planning approval for a 3.52 ha (8.69 acres) housing development at the former Territorial Army Centre site in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Following a period of negotiation with Cheshire East Council, Planning Officers recommended that the planning application was approved subject to conditions and a s106 legal agreement. Members of the Councils Northern Planning Committee followed Officers advice and resolved to grant planning permission at its meeting on 15 July 2015.
The planning application proposes 75 new homes including a combination, traditional family homes, apartments and an element of affordable housing. Extensive landscaping is an integral part of the scheme including a landscape buffer along the stream corridor which bisects the site and significant landscaping and ecological enhancements to the publicly accessible open space. A new roundabout and Toucan crossing is also proposed on Chester Road which will provide access to the site and highways and air quality benefits for the wider area.
The former TA centre was empty for a long period of time and has now been demolished and the site cleared to make way for redevelopment.
Says Jon Suckley, Partner at HOW Planning: “Our client’s vision is to create a high quality housing development which will attract new residents to the area. The site has been vacant for some time and these plans will regenerate what is currently a vacant parcel of land into an attractive and sensitively landscaped new community.”
Says Robert Walsh, founder of The House Maker Ltd: “We have worked really hard with Officers across Cheshire East Council to incorporate their requirements which include the roundabout, widening the stream corridor running through the site and enhancing the public open space. This is a great result and now we can move on with delivering the scheme along with our other planned developments in the area.”