Housebuilders advance Airfields plot
Anwyl Homes and Bellway have submitted detailed plans for a £40m development at the former RAF Sealand site in Deeside.
The proposals for the 30-acre site are for 368 homes, public open space and play areas, with the project to be named Summers Bridge, in recognition of John Summers & Sons, the founders of local industrial powerhouse Shotton Steel.
Bellway will build 185 homes and Anwyl 183, each offering a range of one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom detached, semi-detached and mews style homes.
Anwyl and Bellway have now exchanged contracts with landowner Praxis, which has overseen remediation and infrastructure works on the wider 140-acre Airfields site – civils form JPG was last November instructed to deliver enabling works.
The wider site benefits from outline planning consent for homes, retail, leisure and commercial units, with B8RE instructed as sole agent on commercial space.
This site in turn sits within the Northern Gateway, within the 4,942-acre Deeside Enterprise Zone.
Phil Dolan, managing director for Anwyl Homes Cheshire and North Wales, said: “Summers Bridge is set to be a superbly well-connected development featuring new homes and areas of green open space for residents to enjoy. It is part of a wider project that will bring new employment and leisure opportunities to the area.”
Managing director at Bellway North West, David Williams, added: “We are proud to be part of such a positive development in Deeside, transforming The Airfields into a desirable place to live.”
RAF Sealand was closed as a Royal Air Force station in 2006.