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Total Developments proposes a total of 245,000 sq ft of development at Midpoint 18

M6 sheds dominate Cheshire East agenda

Logistics developments totalling 600,000 sq ft are to go before Cheshire East’s planning committee with recommendations for approval next week.

Total Developments has proposed a two-phase scheme at its 15-acre site on Midpoint 18 in a hybrid application. Phase one seeks full consent for re-profiling of the site, a new access from Pochin Way, and 100,000 sq ft of development across two units; while the second phase, for which outline consent is sought, is for six buildings comprising 147,000 sq ft and re-profiling.

The site is bounded by the railway line to the west, part of Pochin Way to the east and Cledford Lane to the south. Well established as a distribution location, it is allocated as a strategic employment site.

Wilmslow-based Axis has provided planning advise for Total, with C4 Consulting designing the scheme.

Corbally Holdings meanwhile has applied for outline permission to develop 355,000 sq ft in two buildings at the former BAE site in Radway Green. The site sits to the west of Alsager and offers access to junction 16 of the M6 via Radway Green Road. Birmingham firm BHP Design is the architect on the project for Warwickshire-based Corbally.

The 23-acre site formerly housed two large industrial buildings belonging to BAE Systems, which have now been demolished. To the south and east of the site are the remaining BAE Systems buildings and the existing Radway Green Business Park.

Aside from the two large industrial developments, the largest item on the October agenda is for a six-storey car park to the rear of the Royal Hotel on Nantwich Road, close to Crewe station.


Applicant Property Capital proposes a 243-space car park at the site, with the development also to include a car wash and 28 cycle spaces. A range of outbuildings are to be demolished, including The Box nightclub.

The plans have been scaled down from a previous proposal, losing two storeys and 142 parking spaces and approval is recommended. The locally listed Royal is to be refurbished as part of the development. Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher is the architect, while GVA and Turley have also worked with Property Capital.

Elsewhere, changes are proposed to housing developments already consented, the most notable being the addition of 23 homes on the southern plot of a David Wilson Homes development in Black Firs Lane, Congleton. Development of the larger site is under way, with consent for 170 homes, and officers are minded to approve.

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