An application from Seddon Homes and Quorum Development Management for 79 houses off Delta Crescent will go before Warrington’s planning committee on Wednesday 15 August with a recommendation for approval.
The site totals 7.6 acres, and the developer intends to deliver 54 three-bedroom houses, 13 four-bedroom houses and 12 two-bedroom houses. The project will include eight affordable homes.
The site is open land, with trees at its surrounds, and has Westbrook Crescent to its north and Cromwell Avenue to the east. It is bound on the western side by the recently developed Willow Vale Bloor Homes scheme and an area of woodland. Westbrook Way sits to the south.
NJL Consulting is advising on planning, and Woodcroft Design is also on the professional team.
Although the site is allocated for employment land, the applicant claims that B2 and B8 uses at the site are now incompatible, due to the delivery of nearby housing – the site has been marketed for employment use with no success, and the principle of the loss of employment land at the site has been accepted in prior applications.
Moreover, the council cannot currently demonstrate a five-year housing supply and has concluded that the loss of employment land would not be detrimental to the borough-wide supply.
As part of the development, land will be transferred to Warrington Borough Council to aid in delivering a cycle scheme along Westbrook Way.
A Seddon spokesman said: “Seddon Homes, in partnership with Quorum as landowner, have worked with the Council throughout the process to develop a scheme that responds and compliments the surrounding area. The development will make a significant contribution to the existing identified housing shortfall in the borough.
“The proposals are sustainably located in close proximity to existing services and facilities in Warrington which will appeal to potential purchasers.”