Northstone eyes Cheshire debut in Ellesmere Port

The housebuilding arm of Peel L&P wants to build 216 homes at Rossfield Park, a former industrial site in Ellesmere Port, in what would be its first project in the county. 

The proposals include a mix of house types, from starter homes to family homes, as well as an area of open space and improved pedestrian and cycle links. 

With this Cheshire project, Northstone hopes to deliver the final phase of an ongoing residential development led by other housebuilders, for which outline planning consent was granted in 2005. 

Since then, housebuilders Persimmon Homes and Anwyl Homes have built more than 570 homes at the 90-acre Rossfield Park site. 

Jonathan England, Northstone’s development director, said: “Our vision is to create high-quality homes that are carefully designed inside and out with community, efficiency and sustainability at their heart. 

“Our proposals for Rossfield Park set out to do just this, while helping to meet local housing demand and complementing the local environment by retaining and enhancing the established Jacks Wood.” 

Pedestrian-led streets will help to reduce traffic speeds and help create a sense of community. 

This project is Northstone’s sixth in the country. In addition to the Ellesmere Port plans, the firm has three Bolton schemes in the works – one on site and the other two in for planning – as well as proposals for homes in Pendle and Wigan.

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Good, building on brownfield site. Are any of the 216 housing going to be affordable.

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