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The Heathcroft Stud site is allocated for housing in the local plan. Credit: via planning documents

More than 300 Warrington homes primed for approval

Bellway is expecting the go-ahead for its plans to build a total of 244 houses across two schemes in Croft and Winwick, with Richborough Estates’ 110-home development in Hollins Green also set for the green light.

Warrington Council is recommended to approve the trio of applications when its development committee meets on Monday.

Here is a rundown of the schemes to be deliberated.

Deacons Close

Application number: 2023/00201/FULM

Bellway is anticipating approval for its 90-home scheme, which would be delivered across eight acres off Deacons Close in Croft.

The development would comprise nine two-, 45 three-, and 36 four-bedroom houses, including 27 affordable units.

All homes would be provided with dedicated car parking spaces.

The application site is currently the home of Heathcroft Stud Equestrian Centre despite being allocated for a minimum of 75 homes in the town’s local plan.

Proposals originally called for the delivery of 98 homes, however this number has since been scaled back with a revised layout.

Lichfields is the scheme’s planning consultant. Also on the project team are Eddisons, Ascerta, Redmore Environmental, E3P, Red Acoustics, Lees Roxburgh, Rachel Hacking Ecology, and Astle Planning & Design.

Golborne Road

Application number: 2023/00204/FULM

The second of Bellway’s proposed developments up for deliberation is the housebuilders plans to deliver 154 homes in Winwick.

Approval would see the creation of 36 two-, 77 three-, and 41 four-bedroom houses across 15 acres of open fields off Golborne Road.

Of the 154 residences, 46 would be available for affordable rent or ownership.

Proposals also include a play area and a custom-built plot.

Once again, the number of homes originally proposed has been scaled back – this time to 154 from 163.

Most of the application site is allocated for housing, except for a small portion on the northern boundary that is located within the Green Belt.

However, officers have stated that there is an appropriate amount of compensatory improvements to the quality and accessibility of the Green Belt Strip within the application.

Lichfields the planning consultant for the scheme. Astle Planning & Design is behind the designs.

In addition to Lichfields and ADP,  the project team also includes Red Acoustics, E3P, Ascerta, Redmore Environmental, IGE Consulting, and JSP Sustainability.

Manchester Road

Application number: 2023/00660/OUTM

Richborough Estates is seeking approval for its outline plans to build 110 homes on the former Green Belt site in Hollins Green.

Nineteen47 has designed the development, which would cover the 10-acre plot off Manchester Road. This land was removed from the Green Belt under the recently adopted Warrington Local Plan.

In addition to housing, the scheme would also include three acres of open space as well as cycle and pedestrian links.

Plans were submitted for the development in June.

Asteer Planning is advising on the proposals. The project team also includes RammSanderson, E3P, Tyler Grange, BWB, and HUB.

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Going by that site map it looks pretty rubbish, same old tiny, rammed in houses, tiny gardens, no decent parking/garages and the architecture is no doubt the same cookie cutter 90s Barratt style.

By GetItBuilt!

How have they got that single access onto the development through a basically single track road through on the Croft scheme plans?

By Mark My Words

Do Warrington bc ever reject a scheme whether it’s houses or sheds?. Just indiscriminate building with no character whatsoever.

By Peter Chapman

Will the Hollins Green development’s residents get discounts when using the refurbished Warburton toll bridge?

By Wolfie

There are soooo many better ways to build homes than the ones cooked up in 80s with these noddy boxes. Can we start demanded and only accepting better. Now is the time.

By Allergic to Squirrels

Is the surrounding area capable of accommodating 110 houses. How will affect the local primary school. Is it large enough. Are the roads capable of carrying the increased traffic. Is the drainage as existing capable of taking the increased flow especially foul drainage.

By Gordon Bate

When building new homes
There must be provision for facilities
Ie shop school bus near by etc

By Anonymous

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