Hawkshead Proposal

Cheshire scheme set for planning showdown

Neil Tague

AM Bell’s plans to build small-scale industrial units at its Hawkshead Quarry site in Sutton look doomed to fail, with planning officers suggesting that the plans don’t fit with Cheshire East’s Local Plan.

Ledsham Garden Village

Full steam ahead for Redrow at Ledsham Road 

The housebuilder is requesting approval from Cheshire West & Chester Council to build the next 313 homes in its scheme near Ellesmere Port, having won consent for phases comprising 528 homes earlier this year. 

Crewe Market Hall 3

Brace of Cheshire markets advance

Neil Tague

Market Asset Management has been named as the new operator for Crewe Market Hall, while a target opening date of summer 2022 has been confirmed for Chester’s new indoor market.

Daresbury Project Violet

Work starts on £17.8m Project Violet

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Dan Whelan

Contractor Willmott Dixon has started building the 42,000 sq ft speculative office scheme at Sci-Tech Daresbury, south-west of Warrington, after the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority invested £8.4m in the project. 

ENGINE OF NORTH SCHEME LEIGHTON

Developers taste success in Crewe 

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Dan Whelan

Two plans totalling 1,250 homes in the Leighton area of the town have been approved by Cheshire East Council and stand to benefit from a £36.5m highways expansion project nearby. 

Willowbrook Grange Show Homes

Taylor Wimpey secures site as Crewe pushes on

Neil Tague

The housebuilder’s North West division has completed the purchase of the final parcel of land to complete its Willowbrook Grange development in Shavington.