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The proposed homes would be high quality and energy efficient, the housebuilder said. Credit: via Lexington

Taylor Wimpey maps out 350 homes for Halton

A consultation has launched on the housebuilder’s plans for a new community on 35 acres off Chapel Lane in Widnes.

The early-stage proposals include the construction of 350 homes, together with open green spaces and walking and cycling routes, on land between Chapel Lane and Queensbury Way north of Widnes.

The project would be delivered as a sustainable extension to north Widnes, a part of the borough that the local council has earmarked for the delivery of 8,050 new homes by 2038, Taylor Wimpey said.

The proposed homes would be “high quality” and “energy efficient” and feature a 20% affordable housing allocation. Meanwhile, “sensitively designed green infrastructure” would include a central green corridor lined with trees and hedgerows, including the retention of existing trees on the border of nearby woodland, and community open spaces and landscaping.

There would also be a series of walking and cycling routes throughout the site, designed to connect with Chapel Lane, Sandy Lane and Queensbury Way.

Taylor Wimpey is now inviting the local community to find out more about the plans during a public consultation and encouraging residents to help shape the final proposals through feedback.

Brigid Edwards, senior strategic land and planning manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, said: “With the local community’s feedback, we want to deliver an attractive, sustainable development that will encourage current and new residents to stay, grow and contribute in Widnes.

“We welcome neighbours and the local community to get involved in our public consultation and help shape our vision. We are excited to start the ongoing conversation.”

Chapel Lane Taylor Wimpey site map pLexington

The development site has been earmarked for housing in Halton Council’s local plan. Credit: via Lexington

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These are vile. Absolutely vile. This is why people don’t want housebuilding anywhere near them.

By Richard

Richard, I think you will find younger people who want family homes of a energy saving basis will love them. Please don’t be so old fashioned.

By Opinion

Hi would be good to see some nice 2/3 bedroom bungalows built there for residents who don’t want to move from area but want a decent new bungalow decent size rooms /open plan modern living
Having lived in Australia have some ideal plans
These people in like us would snap them up and free up larger homes for families
Would be ideal mix for the village of Cronton these people are looking for this with no mortgage worries as they are mortgage free and ready to buy please consider

By Beryl Tisdale

Nice development. People need houses to live in.

By Anonymous

Great houses

By Gilly


Very easily pleased.

Build real suburbs, not these rabbit hutches.

By Rye&Eggs

The prices for bungalow are rising massively compared to houses so it would make sense to build more of them.

By Bob Robert

Do you have any plans of how the buildings are going to be structured

By R

As a “younger person”. I agree with some of the comments these houses are absolutely crap. I care not for energy efficient, I want reliable and long term solutions not some slap up toy house. Less houses more land, better build quality please. Not slap up stacked on top of each other for squeezing as many houses on as possible.

By Ben

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