Cheshire East Council recently decided to allow Royal London to build a new headquarters on their existing campus which is located within the Cheshire Green Belt.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has now decided there is no need to assess the decision, therefore Wilmslow's largest employer now has outline planning permission to build a new office, with an internal floor area of up to 17,000m2, off Alderley Road.
However, the insurance company which currently employs 960 people in Wilmslow and is looking to provide an additional 500 to 600 jobs, is still thinking about relocating from the town and considering two other sites.
The outline planning application for the Wilmslow site includes includes new offices and car parking, plus pedestrian cycle and vehicle access improvements to the land to the east of Royal London House.
A spokesperson for Royal London said "Royal London will now continue discussions with developers of all three potential locations in the area, rating each development against its list of requirements from the developers brief."
Royal London is expected to makde a decision on the developer and site for the new offices by early 2017.