Deacons Close, Bellway, p planning docs

Bellway's plans for the Deacons Close site include 90 houses. Credit: via planning documents

Warrington votes in favour of 350 new homes

Councillors have issued support for Bellway’s plans for 244 houses in Croft and Winwick, as well as Richborough Estates’ outline application for 110 homes in Hollins Green.

The votes on the three planning applications took place at Warrington Council’s development management committee meeting on 18 December. All three outcomes were in line with officer recommendation.

Warrington Council’s development manager will now set about securing Section 106 obligations from the developers, as well as making any minor amendments to planning conditions as necessary.

Here is a bit more about each of the projects.

Land off Deacons Close in Croft

  • Application number: 2023/00201/FULM

Bellway’s 90-home project will see the Heathcroft Stud Equestrian Centre site become a neighbourhood with a mixture of market and affordable housing.

Of the 90 homes, 18 would be set aside for affordable rent and nine for affordable ownership. The scheme also includes a plot that would be available or custom-build housing.

The project team includes Lichfields, Astle Planning & Design, Eddisons, Ascerta, E3P, Red Acoustics, Redmore Environmental. Rachel Hacking Ecology, and Lees Roxburgh.

Land at Golborne Road in Winwick

  • Application number:2023/00204/FULM

Lichfields and APD teamed up again on Bellway’s second application at Warrington Council’s December development management meeting. This one was for 154 homes in Warwick, a scheme that includes 46 affordable residences.

The houses will be a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom properties. They will be built on 15 acres off Golborne Road.

Red Acoustics, Redmore Environmental, Ascerta, E3P, IGE Consulting, and JSP Sustainability are also on the project team for the scheme.

Land north west of Manchester Road in Hollins Green

  • Application number: 2023/00660/OUTM

Richborough Estates’ outline application to construct up to 110 homes on 10 acres received the all-clear from councillors.

The plot off Manchester Road had previously been Green Belt, and had only been removed in the local plan that was adopted in early December.

According to the designs by Nineteen47, the scheme would allow for nearly three acres of green space.

Asteer Planning, Ramm Sanderson, E3P, Tyler Grange, BWB, and HUB are all members of the project team.

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More soulless developments.

By Peter Chapman

Disagree 700 or so souls, desperate to live in these new houses to raise their families, and will be an aspiration for many. Snobbery around housebuilding is getting tiresome on these news items considering record lows of FTBs with home ownership constantly moving out of reach for key workers.

By Nimb-why

Great, let’s just rip up every green field on the edge of existing settlements to accommodate FTBs. Totally unsustainable should be brownfield only. There’s no chance Starmers getting my vote in the next general election.

By Save Our Greenbelt

Not against new homes except where there’s no infrastructure to support! 150 new home in winwick with a primary school which is full now 1 small sho and a pub

By Brian halliday

Once again WBC totally ignores the opinions of Warrington residents. We don’t want or need more houses for sale. We need affordable housing for rent. No, not the “buy to let” caper, but not-for-profit housing such as was available in the days when rent or buy was an option.

By Ken Halliday

When will stop the M6 is like a car park in and around Warrington

By Andy

More housing and Infrastructure is necessary- the school places and GP’s will follow wel Ben demand is there! If these facilities were more productive then they could provide services for more people without the need for more money

By Stuart wood

@Nimb-why it’s not snobbery to criticise awful, low-density, car-centric suburban semis. People only “aspire” to own these unsustainable, boring houses because of the commodification of property and the fact that we’re failing to provide better options for modern families. Sheer greed and laziness is the only reason housebuilders aren’t following better examples like Accordia in Cambridge; Saint Philips Square in Salford; or HouseByUS nationwide.

By W

Green Belt……….North Warrington yet again for more building .
Will Warrington people ever vote this council out ?????????

By Anonymous

Are the council going to provide sufficient infrastructure to go with this development

By Karen

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