HOW Planning’s application covering 997 homes at Kingsley Fields, Nantwich is to go before Cheshire East Council’s planning committee on 14 December with a recommendation for approval.
The application is said by HOW to be the largest ever reserved matters planning application received by the local authority. It covers 997 homes at Kingsley Fields, a 143-acre site within walking distance of Nantwich town centre. Of this total, 366 homes are to be delivered by Taylor Wimpey, 319 by Redrow and 312 from David Wilson.
Approval would mean a release of capital for landowner Reaseheath College, enabling a development programme that includes a new Agricultural Technology Cente, halls of residence, an extension to the Higher Education and Business Centre and new health facilities.
The site has long been earmarked for large scale residential development that can both tackle housing need and raise money for the college.
On submitting the application, Jon Suckley, partner at HOW Planning, described the project as a “fantastic opportunity for Cheshire East Council to assist with the delivery of much-needed family homes in a highly sustainable location”.