Green light for £4.4m luxury housing scheme in Cheshire countryside

A £4.4m development of five houses in Sandbach is set to start in the New Year after the project was given the go-ahead by Cheshire East’s planning committee.

The scheme, designed by Calderpeel Architects on behalf of private landowner Paul Foden, includes detached homes set in a 14,500 sq ft gated community.

It will be built off Church Lane, Sandbach, which sits opposite the St John the Evangelist Church, dating from 1861. The site is currently home to a 1960s farmhouse and outbuildings, which will be demolished to make way for the scheme.

Despite its rural location, the land is not designated as green belt, having been previously developed.

Three of the homes will have four bedrooms and will range in size from 3,000 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft. Two new-build five-bedrooms homes are also included in the development. One will have six-and-a-half acres of land and the other will have a two-acre paddock.

The proposals also create a footway along Church Lane, which will provide a link between St John’s Church and Sandbach Heath.

All the homes will be available for private sale, and work is due to start on the project in the New Year.

Alongside Calderpeel, the professional team included Russell Adams as planning consultant.

James Mellor, architect at Calderpeel Architects, said: “This is an idyllic countryside location and it was important for the properties to fit seamlessly into their surroundings.

“Paul provided a very clear brief and we’ve worked closely with him to develop a design that pays homage to the area’s rich agricultural heritage.”

Foden added: “Sandbach is a thriving market town, we’ve lived here for many years and wanted to create a development that fitted in with the growing town, but which also offered something a little different.

“The vision has always been for traditional Georgian and Victorian exterior and a modern, sleek interior. Calderpeel’s design delivers on all our specifications and we are delighted that the development will be offering five unique and sustainable family homes.”

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