Victoria Mills Anwyl Holmes Chapel
The application for Anwyl's Victoria Mills site is set for approval

Anwyl proposes 355 homes in Cheshire East

Chloé Vaughan

Two of the housebuilder’s schemes will go before Cheshire East’s planning committee next week, one with a recommendation to refuse and another set to be approved.

The first is a reserved matters application for 138 homes at Victoria Mills at Macclesfield Road in Holmes Chapel, as shown above, and is recommended for approval. The 10.4-acre industrial site was granted outline permission for 160 homes in 2012, and contains various mills and factory buildings which have been vacant for a number of years.

The housing provision is broken down into four one-bedroom apartments, five two-bedroom houses, 20 two-bedroom houses, 46 three-bedroom houses, and 63 four-bedroom houses. Of the homes, seven are to be affordable which represents a 5% provision.

There have been 16 objections raised to the scheme, which call for better access to the site, and 29 general observations which comment on the principle of the development and its impact on traffic. APD Architects have designed the scheme and Avison Young is advising on planning.

Anwyl Homes App For 217 Homes In Handforth Between Clay Lane And Sandforth Lane

The second is another reserved matters application for 217 homes on land between Clay Lane and Sagars Road in Handforth. Unlike the Holmes Chapel scheme, the application is recommended for refusal due to the placement of affordable housing, the lack of a mixture of housing tenures and a lack of car parking spaces.

It is a 16.6-acre agricultural site which houses 15 Hampton Crescent. Two applications, one for outline planning and the other for the demolition of the building, were approved in August 2018.

There have been 16 letters of objection raised to the scheme, which include comment on the impact on local infrastructure and services, not enough detail provided in regards to access and that it appears “consulting the public is simply a box-ticking exercise because comments go completely ignored” according to one local resident.

APD Architects also designed this scheme with Turley as planner.

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By Vidiplanner

Vidiplanner…grow up!

By Houseman

Holmes Chapel was a nice village , no longer

By Anonymous

It is almost impossible to get an appointment at the doctors in Holmes Chapel at present due to the number of new houses already built in Holmes Chapel in the future with this further development it will be totally impossible. How stupid can things get in Cheshire East.

By G Priddle

More houses, it is very hard to get an appointment at the doctors now, what will it be like then. Holmes Chapel is a village, let’s keep it that way, what about schools and parking, where are all these people coming from? There are very few starter homes, three and four bedroom houses at £300,000 and £400,000 are not starter homes, they are homes for peoples who already have homes and are earning good money. That means more traffic and where are the jobs for these people? Certainly not in Holmes Chapel!

By Joyce Priddle

who are this tin pot housing company from Rhyl, trying to gain publicity ?

By dave

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