Bellway King's Macclesfield

Bellway starts King’s Macclesfield build

The housebuilder has started work on 131 houses on former playing fields off Westminster Road, one of several sites being redeveloped as the school prepares to move to new site near Prestbury.

Bellway is delivering the three, four, and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes on the 10-acre site; remediation works are now well under way with the foundations of the first homes currently being built.

Bellway’s deal is to develop the former sports and playing fields, while three further sites have been sold by the school to support its new campus.

Hillcrest Homes, working with architect Project3, will be developing the school’s historic buildings and its surroundings into apartments and homes, while McCarthy & Stone is looking to build retirement living homes on Coare Street.

A further site at Fence Avenue has been sold to Homes England; together, all four developers could deliver up to 450 homes across Macclesfield.

Hillcrest submitted plans for its development for the Cumberland Street campus in March this year, with the development comprising 115 homes. Work will not begin until the school relocates to its new campus; this is already under way, with contractor Vinci on course to deliver the £60m, 80-acre scheme outside Prestbury in time for the 2020/21 academic year.

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to many houses that are not affordable for local people
all the green sites going which is really bad on the part of the council
the council have not considered the amount of traffic on already crowded roads in Macc no new schools, no new doctors or hospitals to take all these people where are the planners in the East Cheshire council do they exist or do they care at all

By Yvonne Suttaby

People complain if houses are built on green belt, people complain if houses are built on town-centre brownfield sites.

It’s a good thing planning isn’t determined by popular votes.

By Sten

People complain because volume house builders produce dross with awful infrastructure.

By Reality check