Chester homes, Redrow, P, planning docs

Redrow has approval for 54 homes off Wrexham Road in Chester. Credit: Planning docs

Redrow secures go-ahead for 54 homes in Chester

Approval has been given to the housebuilder for the development of a 6.5-acre site at Moat Farm, off Wrexham Road, as part of a much larger scheme.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee unanimously voted in favour of the Redrow project during its meeting on Tuesday, despite concerns about the potential for traffic congestion.

Currently, the Moat Farm site comprises of redundant farmland and a derelict farmhouse.

The 54 approved homes will form a piece of the wider Wrexham Road strategic housing allocation, which will see more than 1,300 homes being developed by Redrow and Taylor Wimpey.

At the committee meeting, CWAC planning chiefs also revealed proposals for commercial premises on the wider site could be brought forward soon.

This Moat Farm scheme will provide an affordable housing allocation of 30% and features a mix of one-bed to five-bedroom properties.

These will be mainly detached, but there will be some mews/terraced units, including two one-bedroom apartments to be attached to one of the mews blocks.

A pond will be filled in where amenity space is to be created, but Redrow will develop two additional ponds within the designated Wrexham Road ecological mitigation area. This will compensate for the loss of the one on the Moat Farm site.

A play area will also created on a separate piece of open space within the Moat Farm site. Access will be from the adjacent Wrexham Road housing development.

The project team features Lichfields, Vectos, TEP, Trevor Bridge Associates, Waterco, Bureau Veritas UK, Hepworth Acoustics, RPS, E3P, and FES Group.

To view the plans search for reference number 22/03736/FUL on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning portal.


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CH4 9DE if you want the location. Interesting how these new developments are quite well connected for active travel along the main Wrexham Road (if you ignore the very dodgy extremely wide junctions), but don’t connect to anything near Lache Lane. I suspect this is more “Secured by Design” rubbish from the police – a recipe for obesity.

By Flixton resident

Really annoying @Flixton resident. It just constantly pushes people into their cars and kills any potential of active travel as walking or cycling would take a stupidly long time to get anywhere.

Not only is the SBD a recipe for obesity but it is also creating more danger for people as more people driving means more more road related issues. More congestion makes police responses slower and any chases more dangerous. Load of codwallop, get more cut throughs and lets start encouraging active travel.

By Anonymous

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