Houses on former college campus set for consent

Cheshire West & Chester Council is due to approve the development of 140 homes in Ellesmere Port, on a site that has been the subject of a series of residential proposals for several years.

Barratt Homes and Barkin Developments have proposed the scheme on land next to West Cheshire College. Barkin has been working up plans for the plot since 2010, with opposition previously received from local residents due to the amount of homes and access issues.

The council’s planning committee will meet on Tuesday 11 October to consider the application, which has been called in due to the lack of affordable houses being included in the scheme.

However, the project is recommended for approval subject to a section 106 agreement, in which Barratt and Barkin are set to pay £400,000.

The land is currently open space, with a mix of rough grassland and tarmac. The site was previously part of the West Cheshire College campus and before that a school.

If approved the homes would be accessed from Sutton Way and Flatt Lane.

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