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Tatton Estate's Bluebell Village was one of three projects approved on Wednesday. Credit: via planning documents

Green light for Knutsford resi, Crewe and Adlington industrial

In a hat-trick of approvals, Cheshire East councillors voted on Wednesday to sign off Tatton Estate’s 275-home plans, Muse’s 1.4m sq ft Basford East, and Chancerygate’s 162,800 sq ft warehouses.

All three had been recommended for approval by council’s planning officers.

Tatton Bluebell Village

  • Application reference number: 18/3672M
  • Decision: Approved

Tatton Estates’ Bluebell Village is centred on 35 acres of greenfield east of Manchester Road in Knutsford.

The application was an outline one for up to 275 homes split between housing and a care home. There would also be a 19,400 sq ft local centre with a mixture of shops, offices, and a medical facility. Landscape designs accommodate more than one acre for a children’s play area, four acres for amenity green space, and more than two acres for green infrastructure.

Of the 275 homes that would be built, 30% would be designated affordable.

Pegasus is the planning consultant for the scheme. The project team also includes E3P, Tetra Tech, and Bowland Ecology.

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Full consent was granted for a 783,000 sq ft first phase of sheds at Basford East. Credit: planning documents

Land in the Western Part of Basford East

  • Application reference number: 23/0539N
  • Decision: Approved

Muse has received a go-ahead for its plans to build three industrial units totalling 783,600 sq ft and another batch down the line that would be 586,200 sq ft – and could include offices.

The project is set on 99 acres by the West Coast main railway line. AEW Architect is the architect, with Avison Young as planner.

Muse’s proposal is a hybrid one, with full planning permission sought for the first three sheds and outline permission for the 586,200 sq ft mix of offices and light industrial.

The council’s planning team estimated that the Muse plans for the western part of Basford East would create 2,900 full-time jobs.

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UMC Architects designed the proposals for the Chancery Gate and Bridges Fund Management joint venture. Credit: via planning documents

Adlington Business Park

  • Application reference number: 23/2419M
  • Decision: Approved

A Chancerygate and Bridges Fund Management joint venture got the green light to build 11 industrial units totalling 162,800 sq ft on nearly eight acres of land west of the A523, just within the main entrance to Adlington Business Park in Adlington.

To be known as Acros Business Park, the proposals included 172 parking spaces to accompany the units – this number includes 12 accessible spaces and 22 EV charging points. There would also be provision for 50 cycles to be stored. All of the units are to be EPC A+ and BREEAM Excellent.

With a projected gross development value of £36m, the units would be available as either a freehold or leasehold. Construction is set to begin in October, with the point venture eyeing October 2025 as a completion date.

“Avro Business Park is in an excellent location, with fantastic connections to the airport and the M56 via the new Poynton Relief Road,” said Chancerygate development director Chris Brown.

“The area is witnessing an increasing shift to ESG-led developments, from both the occupational and investor market,” he continued.

“Our development will help satisfy this strong demand for sustainable, high specification urban logistics accommodation within the south Manchester and Cheshire markets.”

The project team includes Hourigan Planning, UMC Architects, TRC, and Urban Green. Agents for the scheme are Savills and Williams Sillitoe.

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