Redrow Homes will build 335 homes on the site. Credit: via ActivePR

Redrow’s Daresbury Garden Village gathers steam

Halton Council has granted planning permission for 335 homes on 37 acres of farmland south of the A558.

The project is part of Redrow’s Daresbury Garden Village masterplan, which, when complete in 10 years’ time, will see a possible 1,100 homes built. The Daresbury Garden Village moniker comes from Redrow, as the site is not one of those granted official garden village status by the government in 2019.

The most recent approval in the Daresbury Garden Village scheme is for a reserved matters application Redrow Homes submitted in May last year, building upon outline permission that had been granted in September 2018 for up to 550 homes. That outline application covered a larger plot of land.

The recently approved application is dedicated to the northern section, while a second application for 187 homes on the central part of the site is still awaiting council approval.

Approved layout for the site. Credit: via planning documents

Jason Newton, Redrow North West managing director, said he was pleased to have secured detailed consent for the northern part of the site.

“Daresbury Garden Village is a complex project and getting each parcel to a stage where we can begin to build is a feat in itself,” he said.

The northern section application focuses on a space that is split by Delph Lane and borders the West Coast Maine Line and the Cheshire-Manchester Railway. Access to the site will be from Delph Lane.

A mix of 335 mews, semi-detached and detached homes will be built on the site. That number breaks down to 30 two-bed houses, 135 three-bed ones and 170 four-bed homes.

All the houses will have off-road parking, with many having garages. The homes will also all have private rear gardens.

The approved plans also call for the retention and planting of 729 trees and several public open spaces, including one equipped playground.

As part of the agreement with Halton Council, Redrow will pay £8.5m towards improving the community. That money will go towards a variety of projects, including converting the A558 to a dual carriageway, improving Runcorn East railway station and constructing affordable housing in the borough.

Gerald Eve is the planning consultant for the project, with The Environment Partnership handling ecology, landscape and arboricultural advice. SCP is the transport consultant and Redmore Environmental handles air quality assessments.

The application’s reference number with Halton Council is 21/00337/REM.

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