Muller Property Group is launching a consultation for a 20-acre development in Sandbach provisionally billed as Houndings Park.
Located off Old Mill Road, the site has an existing consent for 200 houses. The new proposals include a Starbucks coffee shop, KFC, a 25,000 sq ft food store, and a BP filling station with Marks & Spencer Simply Food store. There would be around 100 “largely affordable” homes and a 75-bed extra care retirement facility as part of the masterplan.
A consultation event is being held on 14 March at Sandbach Town Hall between 1pm and 8pm, at which members of Muller’s development team will be on hand to take questions.
Colin Muller, chief executive of the business, said: “This major investment will help to cater for people travelling elsewhere for their shopping and leisure needs and persuade them to stay in Sandbach.
“The scheme will create over 150 new jobs for local people and will also provide new operators and brands to the town and increase choice for residents. Our own retail studies, and those from the council, identify a need for more retail provision to meet the needs of the town, which these plans help to address.
“The value of investment into the scheme is approaching £40m and will be a major boost to jobs, trade and new facilities in one of Cheshire East’s key market towns. Houndings Park is in a truly sustainable location, with its proximity to the town centre, and will encourage linked visits to other businesses in Sandbach.”
If approved, the project will also underpin the funding and delivery for a remodeled roundabout on the A534 Old Mill Road.