Thorley Glade, Miller Homes, p Source PR

Miller is aiming to be on site next spring. Credit: via Source PR

Miller Homes acquires land to build 75 homes in Timperley

The housebuilder has bought the former World of Pets site off Thorley Lane from Harlex Property.

Miller Homes is aiming to break ground on the scheme, named Thorley Glade, in spring 2025

The site sits at the border between Timperley and Hale and was sold to Miller by Harlex for an undisclosed sum, with CBRE and Gateley Legal advising on the deal.

David Brackley, regional operations director at Miller Homes said: “The purchase of Thorley Glade not only aligns with our vision for expansion, but also represents a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering high-quality homes in desirable locations in the North West.

“We are committed to using our longstanding expertise to enrich the local community and this development will respect and reinforce the existing residential character of Timperley.”

Harlex acquired the former Wyevale Garden Centre and World of Pets site in 2018.

The developer secured outline planning permission, following a contentious appeal, to build up to 116 houses on the seven-acre site.

Consultation and design panel reviews on Miller’s revised 75-home plans are currently underway, while a reserved matters planning application is being drawn up for submission in the coming months. Hope Architects is leading on design.

Miller intends to begin construction next spring, with a show home ready by July, and the first complete properties are scheduled for completion in August 2025.

The development site, which sits at the border between Timperley and Hale, would comprise 41 private homes and 34 affordable houses across 5.25 acres.

The sizing variety has not yet been fully disclosed; however, the private home stock will be comprised of six three-bed, 24 four-bed and 11 five-bedroom properties. The homes would range from 1,069 sq ft to 1,577 sq ft.

The remaining land is earmarked for public open space including a wildlife corridor at the southern boundary and a play area.

Thorley Glade , Miller Homes, p Source PR

Around half of the homes would be affordable. Credit: Hope Architects

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Well done Harlex, never had a doubt !

By Tannoy

This is sad to see, let’s hope the sewage systems are sorted out properly to avoid more spillage into the environment, not against progress as we all have to live somewhere, just a shame it will completely spoil the aesthetics of the bypass.

By Peter Bury

These look like cheap rabbit hutches which will rely heavily on the postcode to provide a fast return for a few and very little in terms of affordable housing for those who may need it

By Anonymous

Have these people thought of the congestion on Wood Lane and Thorley lane the traffic is bad enough when the college is operating cars and buses ,some pick up cars use Dobbies car park to wait 🤬 and these days most homes have 2 cars ridiculous how we losing our open land , not happy 😭😭

By Norma Stather

Re the comment below ” Well done Harlex” by Tannoy dk they live in the area i wonder.

By Norma Stather

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