Engie Winsford
JDA Architects designed the development off Grange Lane

Engie to increase Winsford presence

Dan Whelan

The energy and regeneration specialist wants to build a further 268 homes across 17 acres of council-owned land north of the town centre, after winning a separate approval for 138 homes off Smokehall Lane in January. 

Cheshire West & Chester Council is due to approve the proposals next week, boosting Engie Regeneration’s presence in Winsford. 

The scheme would be located between Grange Lane and Bradford Road in Winsford. Of the proposed 268 homes, 24 would have one bedroom, 60 would have two bedrooms, 164 would have three bedrooms and 20 would have four bedrooms. 

A 30% affordable housing provision is proposed under the plans. A further 92 homes are to be made available for shared ownership.  

Part of the site is occupied by the Verdin playing fields, used by Winsford High Street Community Primary School, which would be relocated to the south of the site under the plans. 

Additionally, Engie – part of the French energy multinational – is being asked to make a section 106 contribution of £260,000 to replace sports pitches and changing facilities. 

Access to the development would be from Roehurst Lane. 

JDA Architects designed the scheme and Avison Young provided planning advice. 

Engie won planning approval for the other 138 homes at Winsford earlier this year.

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More jobs not more houses council getting greedy wanting more council tax robberes

By Chris weedon

More houses until everybody has one. Even in Cheshire.

By James Yates

@chris weedon, what do you think councils do with taxes?? I imagine you also like to whinge about potholes and speed cameras

By Anonymous

It’s ok building these new houses wot about schools doctors dentist all the traffic no where to go for walk with the with grandkids with out going in the car. What about fixing the potholes with all the .money you’re making on all the land you selling

By John

The road going down to the site is just not wide for more houses some one may get hurt

By Mr xx

That’s what forensic accountants are employed to find out. In some boroughs, anyway.

By Mike

without access to Bradford rd, this is disastrous for traffic management. not to mention the effect on the envirement, air quality etc.

By local

The town do not have the infrastructure to service the number of houses we have now. To consider this project is lunacy. I am sure non of the residents of this town are in favour of the development

By Nigel Taylor

268 houses on this housing development.. 30% affordable.

By Darren born bred Salford