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Homes England picks housebuilders for Warrington site

The Government housing agency has appointed Barratt Homes Manchester and David Wilson Homes North West to develop 370 homes on land at Appleton Cross, 30% of them to be classed as affordable.

Between them the housing brands, both part of the Barratt Developments group. will deliver a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom properties at the south Warrington site. Either shared ownership or affordable rental deals will be available at 111 homes.

Homes to be be built out on land disposed of by Homes England in south Warrington in the last year now add up to 700 dwellings.

Duncan Inglis, head of accelerated delivery for Homes England in the North West said: “South Warrington is an area of growing housing need for people in the North West. That’s why Homes England are making it a priority area.

“The new homes being developed by our partners Barratt and David Wilson at Appleton Cross will help to meet the demand amongst local people for good quality housing, and is in addition to the 350 homes being delivered at Grappenhall Heys and Pewterspear.”

Neil Goodwin, managing director of Barratt Homes Manchester said: “We look forward to helping to grow the local economy of South Warrington and surrounding areas by bringing further quality new homes to the market and building on the success of our partnership with Homes England at King’s Quarter and Saviour’s Place, Pewterspear.”

Barratt was selected in 2018 as HE’s partner for a 180-home scheme at Pewterspear Green Road, one of seven projects forming a national pilot for the Government’s Accelerated Construction model.

Along with Grappenhall Heys, planning was applied for at Appleton Cross by Homes England in October 2017, with both schemes attracting opposition from local councillors and residents.

Work is expected to start at Appleton Cross in autumn.

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By Same Old Shizzle

“Duncan Inglis, head of accelerated delivery for Homes England in the North West said: “South Warrington is an area of growing housing need for people in the North West. That’s why Homes England are making it a priority area.”

Nothing to do with it being a very attractive area where properties sell at a premium then? Orford and Dallam need housing too, Duncan, why aren’t you building there if demand is your driver?

By D

When will government agencies stop using volume housebuilders to deliver units on public land?

Their product is generally of dismal quality, is hugely over priced, far too car dependent and lacking basic amenities such as open space, shops and services. These estates might be safe but they’re pretty depressing places to live.

Too much of the land value is extracted as profit rather than being put to use to develop site infrastructure frankly.

By Blobby land

“South Warrington is an area of growing housing need for people in the North West.”

Translated:

“South Warrington is due to be allocated in the Local Plan for thousands of homes so it’s gunna be well easy to get big house builders to build loads of boring houses and make loadsa dosh”.

By Mr Penketh

More much needed mediocrity

By DSM

This land comes from the Warrington New Town plan which included for infrastructure upgrades to the South Warrington including a new bridge of the Ship Canal to north Warrington. HE are picking these site off with little upgrade to the infrastructure and the impact this will have on the already congested roads. WBC should have the balls to stop these until the LDP is adopted which needs to include a realistic plan for improving the infrastructure through the DLTP4. This is all driven by greed not doing what is right for the steady growth of the town.

By Warrington Resident

@blobbyland – I agree. HE should be looking at what Cherwell District council are doing with Gravenhill. HE should be facilitating mix of self build, customs build and design led SME’s developers to build out public land and not give “free passes” to the plc housebuilders to build dross.

By SME builder

More green belt gone forever and WBC and homes England laugh at our protest.

By Graham hore

More public subsidy for big volume house builders of anonymous vanilla flavoured housing. Have Homes England got no remit for place making at all, and are just now a grant giver? Just an unwillingness to do the hard yards.

By John Smith

Not much love for HE here !

By Tha'knows

The government don’t care, all they’re interested in is getting this pointless, idiotic Brexit over the line as if that was of benefit somehow. Place making and dealing with the nuts and bolts that improve everyday life is just so far down their agenda it’s ridiculous,

By Brexit hater

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