Developer Himor has published proposals for major residential extension to Chester on green belt land.
The first phase of the Hoole Gate project would see 26 acres next to Hoole Hall developed.
Himor said Hoole Gate was a response to Cheshire West & Chester Council's preferred policy directions published in 2012 that suggested that green belt land would be required to meet demand for future housing growth.
CWAC will evaluate a number of locations that might be identified as preferred candidates for green belt release in a draft Local Plan later this year.
Samuel Stafford, associate director at Himor, said: "Having looked at the purposes of including land within the green belt, and considered the results of the preliminary survey and appraisal work that we have undertaken, we believe that Hoole Gate represents a suitable and achievable opportunity to accommodate new homes."
An illustrative masterplan for phase one and an initial vision document have been prepared as the basis for discussions with all interested parties.
The draft design shows how around 190 new homes, from two to five-bedroom properties, might be created with 5.3 acres of new green spaces and parkland. Himor said the parkland provided an opportunity to enhance both the listed Hoole Hall and a Roman camp which is a scheduled ancient monument within the site.
eScape urbanists advise Himor.
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