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Outline consent was secured in 2016 for the Macclesfield scheme. Credit: planning documents

Jones and Redrow line up 200 Macclesfield homes

Cheshire East’s strategic planning board will also consider revised proposals for homes close to the former Royal London campus in Wilmslow.

Reserved matters approval is sought by Jones Homes and Redrow’s North West division for a site off Chelford Road, which has an outline consent dating back to February 2019.

That consent allows for up to 232 homes; what is now proposed is a development of 216 homes, comprising 10 one-bed, 50 two-bed, 73 three-bed and 83 four-bedroom homes.

In all, 65 homes will be affordable, hitting the local authority’s 30% target.

Avison Young is the planner. Also working with the housebuilders are eScape Ufbanists, The Environment Partnership, TBA, Ensafe and TRT Lighting

The 56.6-acre site comprises five fields, touching on residential areas at various points of its boundary edge. Access for vehicles will be from Chelford Road, with a new roundabout installed, while an additional pedestrian access will come from Pexhill Road.

Although the site is allocated for housing in the local plan, objections have come from Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Henbury Parish Council and Macclesfield Town Council, along with local MP David Rutley and from 54 local addresses.

Approval is recommended by officers, who note for members that with outline approval secured, “it is not the purpose of this application to revisit the merits of developing this allocated site for residential purposes or its removal from the Green Belt when the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy was formally adopted”.

In Wilmslow, Royal London is applying for a fresh consent at the Alderley Road site it has now vacated in favour of Alderley Park.

The plot concerned sits mostly north and east of the campus site itself, touching Alderley Road close to Whitehall Close and the Coach House.

Allocated for up to 175 houses in the local plan, the applicant is seeking outline permission for up to 120 homes. A near-identical scheme had been approved in 2016, with a reserved matters application following in 2021.

Architect AHR and planner Avison Young are working with Royal London.

Last month, plans were approved for 54 homes by Story on the other aside of Alderley Road, a site also associated with the Royal London development programme.

The application numbers for the schemes are 19/5582M for Chelford Road and 21/3438M for Royal London.

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