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Castle Green secured unanimous consent for 395 on 56 acres off Viking Way. Credit: via Castle Green

Cheshire East approves 630 homes, Nantwich commercial 

Castle Green Homes and Jones Homes have been given permission to redevelop a combined 93 acres in Congleton and Middlewich, while Muller Property Group was given the go-ahead for the next phase of its Stapeley mixed-use scheme. 

Cheshire East Council’s planning committee ultimately saw no reason to disagree with officers, who had recommended the 631 homes and the 57,000 sq ft commercial scheme be approved. 

Castle Green secured unanimous consent for 395 on 56 acres off Viking Way in Congleton and is aiming to provide around 70% of these on affordable tenures under an agreement with Torus. 

The scheme, which comprises a mix of one- to four-bedroom homes, forms part of the North Congleton masterplan and would benefit from being located next to the recently completed Congleton Link Road. 

In Middlewich, Jones Homes bagged full planning permission for a 235-home project off Warmingham Lane. Jones had already been given outline consent for the 37-acre development five years ago.  

The scheme comprises a mix of one-, two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom homes, with 10% designated as affordable. 

The S106 Agreement completed as part of the outline application includes a contribution of £1.2m towards the provision of the Middlewich Eastern Relief Road.  

Muller Property was given approval for 17,200 sq ft of retail space, 19,000 sq ft of office space, and 20,000 sq ft of industrial space off Peter Destapleigh Way south east of Nantwich town centre. 

The project forms part of a mixed-use masterplan that was given outline consent in 2020 following an appeal. 

Cheshire East gave permission for the residential element of the project, 188 homes, last year. 

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Great to see democracy in action. The Jones site was allocated, had outline pp, no objections from any consultees and nobody speaking against, yet took 1.5 hrs and 3 councillors chose to refuse (2 of whom said nothing – presumably siding with their friend next to them, who claimed to have been a planner and had worked for “the dark side” so knew everything) I kid you not. Watch the recording Mr Gove to see what the industry has to deal with! Personally I got bored after the first one, so pleased to see the others survived.

By Mr N Imby

630 boring Dursley homes designed for 2-car households, contributing a paltry £1.2m towards a £100M “relief road” that will only encourage yet more traffic. Housebuilders are part of the problem not the solution, and they won’t stop pushing their product until everything from Chester to Burnley is dreary suburbia and motorway tailbacks.

By W

Where do all these people come from.East and West Cheshire continues grow massively without any great growth in employment.Thank God most of Nantwich town centre is mostly protected.if you travel from Middlewich to Sandbach you don’t know where one town ends and the other starts.

By Anonymous

Where is the new hospital to be, how many new GP’s will be arriving here to help with the patients. Schools? Has anyone thoughts of those perchance, dentists, and others who make lives more endurable. What about the refuse collections now that tips are being closed down How will the refuse be handled I wonder? The planning committee is certainly NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.


70% afford

By Anonymous

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