Plans progress at former Nestle site

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a reserved matters application to build 158 houses former Nestle yoghurt factory in Cuddington, Cheshire.

Having successfully secured outline planning approval to demolish the factory and create a residential scheme, HOW Planning, Taylor Wimpey's planning advisor, has now submitted a reserved matters application for the 23 acre site. Reserved matters applications deal with outstanding issues from an earlier application.

Taylor Wimpey plans 158 new houses, a proportion of which will be built to Lifetime Homes Standard and 47 of which will be affordable homes.

The will be new public open space, allotments, a wildflower meadow, two children's play areas and landscaping as well improved links with Cuddington.

The former factory site sits within an area of greenbelt and has been derelict for over three years suffering from vandalism and anti-social behaviour. HOW said 91% of residents that responded in the period of public consultation showed support for the new development.

Carol Clarke, associate at HOW Planning, said: "This is an excellent scheme which will transform what is currently a vacant, unusable site into a very attractive new development. It is our client's vision to contribute substantially to the community and improve the overall landscape which has suffered from the derelict factory."

Gareth Owen, regional land and planning director for Taylor Wimpey North West, adds: "We have taken a lot of time and great care over these plans, taking into account the sensitivities involved with the immediate landscape and ensuring the different aspects of the scheme work together to create a vibrant new community. We are looking forward to the determination of the application and hopefully we can start turning the plans into reality in 2012."

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