Handforth Garden Village tipped to progress
Cheshire East Council will meet next week to discuss the 300-acre scheme, which proposes the creation of 1,500 homes and around 245,000 sq ft of employment space.
Engine of the North, the Chesire East Council’s development company, is leading on the Handforth Garden Village proposals.
As well as 1,500 homes, the scheme features a primary and secondary school, sports facilities, 175 elderly care residential units, a village hall, and space for self-build homes.
The plans also contain 116 acres of open space and just under 30 acres of employment land.
The development is one of 14 garden village projects selected by the Government in 2017 to boost housing numbers across the country.
Plans for Handforth Garden Village, to be developed on land east of Ainslie Way and south of the Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road, were first lodged in May 2019.
Almost four years on, officers have recommended the development should be approved.
Approval would be granted subject to securing more than £30m of Section 106 contributions from the developer towards to local highways, education and healthcare.
Engine of the North is seeking outline consent for the built elements of the scheme and full consent for preliminary infrastructure works to prepare the site for redevelopment.
To learn more about the proposals, search for application reference number 19/0623M on Cheshire East Council’s planning portal.
Frost Planning, IBI, E*Scape Urbanists and PGA Landscape Architecture make up the project team.