The Deeside-based housebuilder has agreed a deal with Himor to purchase a 21-acre site off Meriton Road in Handforth with outline planning permission for 250 homes.
Himor secured planning consent for the site, which stretches between Clay Lane and Sagars Road, in October last year, despite the proposals attracting 400 objectors from local residents. At the time, Cheshire East’s planning committee backed the development on agricultural land by eight votes to four.
Under the planning permission, 30% of the homes are required to be affordable.
Acting on behalf of a private landowner, Himor has agreed the sale to Anwyl Homes for an undisclosed sum. Himor was advised by Gateley and JLL; Anwyl was advised by Shoosmiths; and Mills & Reeve and Arcadian Estates represented the landowner.
Himor Land’s Peter Ainscough said: “This transaction represents a significant area of land being unlocked for development, which will deliver much-needed housing in Cheshire East, and benefits to the local economy”.
Phil Dolan of Anwyl Homes said: “We have been building homes across North Wales and the North West of England for upwards of 80 years, creating developments that communities can be proud of. We are delighted to have worked with Himor and acquired the land at Meriton Road and now look forward to continuing this work with Cheshire East Council and the local community of Handforth to deliver these much-needed new homes.”