Redrow set for go-ahead on next Ledsham phase

The third phase of the housebuilder’s project in Little Sutton near Ellesmere Port is primed for reserved matters approval, adding a further 256 homes.

Cheshire West & Chester’s planning committee meets on 13th October to discuss the proposal. Redrow has outline consent for up to 2,000 homes at the 260-acre site off Ledsham Road. It has so far delivered a 170-home first phase and is on site with a further 272 houses in phase two.

The project as a whole is marketed by Redrow as Ledsham Garden Village, although it is not part of the Government’s Gardens and Village programme.

Phases one and two abut Little Sutton on the masterplan site’s eastern boundary, with phase three being more central, extending south of the locally listed Sutton Hall Farm to the boundary of the Sutton Water Treatment Works site.

Although phase three includes a school, this will be covered separately in a specific reserved matters application. What it does include is 5.8 acres of open space, including sports pitches, and 81 affordable homes – slightly more than 30%, making up for a shortfall on the 25% target in the previous phase.

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Good luck to whoever buys one! you most certainly will need it. Strongly suggest you try and watch the ITV tonight programme in regard to the people on the Wirral who tried to buy their freeholds – only to find they had gone up in price astronomically – as per on the New Heyes site in Liverpool. One man hung a banner on his house saying if you are thinking of buying one of these newbuilds ring me first – that was the only way he managed to get them to engage with him on defects. What’s the saying – buyer beware!

By Bob Dawson

I live on the estate now and have just bought my freehold completely hastle free? All of the new houses are now sold freehold so your argument is pointless plus I’ve had no problems with the company at all, Its a lovely estate with a lovely community feel. Hate comments like Bob’s who I can guarantee doesnt live on here

By Jane Reynolds

I live on the original Ledsham Patk estate. Having gone through 2 failed planning applications, unfortunately Redrow finally got planning permission in 2020 despite a professional action group which opposed the development and produced a comprehensive report looking at environmental, current housing stock and demand, traffic, pollution, ecological and historic issues.

The hedgerows have now been removed and replaced with metal fences with security signs attached. This ancient land is soon to be turned into yet more housing in an area where the existing supply has not been taken up. We can no longer feed ourselves in the UK so building on yet more prime agricultural land is in my view a disgrace, particularly bearing in mind the number of houses and of course vehicles that will in effect be using Ledsham Road, which is a B road, with traffic lights at both ends.

The congestion from the initial phases of this development is already apparent, so I can only imagine that the congestion and pollution with increase exponentially.

In this day and age, why do developers and planners believe that it’s a good thing to build 2000 houses. This is something they did in the 50’s and 60’s often as in this case without proper consideration to all those factors which affect the current communities quality of life.

By Chris

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