An application from developer Jones Homes for 50 houses at Bruntwood SciTech’s 400-acre estate has been approved by Cheshire East Council.
The housebuilding arm of Emerson Group won consent to build homes across two of the remaining undeveloped plots in the southern campus area at Alderley Park – the Walled Garden and the Kitchen Garden.
Jones Homes, advised by Avison Young, is to build 17 homes on the Walled Garden, facing onto a landscaped area running around the inside of the wall.
The plan for the Kitchen Garden, a former football pitch, is described as a more inward-looking proposal, with 33 houses, representing a mix of two- and three-storey homes. Most of the homes will be three to five bedrooms.
Ollier Smurthwaite is the project architect, while Donald Insall Associates is engaged as heritage advisor.
Jones Homes is the latest firm to advance housing plans on Bruntwood SciTech’s estate.
The Jones application lies south of previous developments by PJ Livesey in the courtyard and water garden areas, accounting for around 60 homes; and north and west of PH Properties’ developments, known as The Ride, Vale and Serpentine, which comprise around 80 homes.
Bruntwood bought the 400-acre Alderley Park from AstraZeneca in 2014 and drew up a £160m masterplan that would see the site converted into a multiple occupancy life sciences hub.
Even though Alderley Park is within the Green Belt it is classed as a “major development site” and has outline consent for 275 homes.