Jones Homes has announced its acquisition of the land and buildings located just off Station Road in Handforth that were formerly occupied by the Handforth branch of the Royal British Legion.
The home builder, which has a long standing presence in Handforth having developed a number of sites in the area, has submitted an application for the former Royal British Legion site which proposes 10 four bedroom townhouses with associated infrastructure and landscaping.
Jones Homes has already consulted with local councillors, Cheshire East planning department and the Friends of Handforth Station and says all parties are broadly supportive of the principle of developing this site for new homes.
Managing director at Jones Homes, Gary Hardy, commented: "We are delighted to have acquired this piece of land in Handforth and are keen to develop it with new, high quality homes. New build homes are in short supply in Cheshire. With a highly desirable and sustainable location next to the station, this unattractive piece of land is perfect for residential development and will appeal to a broad range of homebuyers including commuters, couples and families."
Jones Homes will ensure the plaque from the small British Legion memorial garden, that is no longer used, is removed and relocated to a more prominent location within Handforth. Initial ideas include incorporating this into a new garden at Handforth Station or relocating the plaque to the new memorial. Jones Homes would welcome further ideas in order to agree the most appropriate location.
For further information on this development, please call Jones Homes on 01625 588400 or visit www.jones-homes.co.uk.
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Image shows townhouses that are similar to those proposed for Station Road, Handforth.