Plans for first residential development at Alderley Park submitted

Plans have been submitted for the first residential development at Alderley Park, the former AstraZeneca campus.

Last year Cheadle-based developer PH Homes purchased 13 acres of land from Bruntwood and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), owners of the 400-acre site.

They have now submitted plans for 74 homes, which includes 73 new dwellings along with the renovation and extension of the Gardener's Cottage. The scheme includes new internal roads, boundary treatments and associated landscaping and infrastructure.

The mixture of dwellings will comprise of two 2-bedroom properties; sixteen 3-bedroom; thirty 4-bedroom; nineteen 5-bedroom and seven 6-bedroom homes.

This is the first residential phase of the £160 million Masterplan which will eventually see up to 275 homes, new sports and leisure facilities, including a gastro pub, hotel and farm shop. These projects sit alongside the on-going creation of some 38,000 sq m of state-of-the-art of new space for life sciences in addition to over 100,000 sq m of space for life sciences already in place.

The proposals received planning permission from Cheshire East Council in February 2016, therefore this is a reserved matters application dealing the outstanding details of the outline application proposal, such as appearance, access, landscaping, layout and scale.

This residential development is for four of the residential 'parcels' in the South Campus of Alderley Park. These 'parcels', as designated in the approved outline application documents, are The Ride, Alderley House (now referred to as Linear Park), The Serpentine and The Vale and they extend to approximately 7 acres of developable land.

The last date for submitting comments is Thursday, 5th January, and a decision is expected by March 6th. The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 16/5853M

PH Homes are hopeful that construction works will commence in the Spring.

Philip Hughes, Managing Director of PH Homes said "This is an incredibly exciting project not just for us, but for the people of this part of Cheshire.

"Alderley Park is a truly stunning location with a rich history, and we can promise it will be an incredible place to live."

Photo caption: Artist impressions of the homes proposed by PH Homes for Alderley Park.

Alderley Park


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Elaine Napier
Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 6:29 pm
Lovely. A plethora of homes for first time buyers and well-served with schools, shops and doctors. Oh no, sorry. All these new residents will pour into Alderley Edge for facilities. Any idea where they'll be able to park their vehicles?

You never thought of that, did you Cheshire East Council? Perhaps a park and ride service might be helpful?
Lynne Prescott
Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 7:46 pm
... but don't worry, they'll have a farmshop ,so they won't be coming in to use the grocery shops at all!

I think we can all guess what happened to the supposed percentage of affordable homes' in this proposal?
Terry Roeves
Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 7:55 pm
Two 2 bedroom properties out of seventy four! Where will the young scientists live, who will innovate and create blockbuster products that will change the world?
Here we have the makings of an idyllic garden village, for the affluent middle aged and elderly but wholly unaffordable for the very people who will work on the site.
It follows the model of much of rural Cheshire East - little or no work locally, so commute and jam up the A34.
Let's hope that other phases ensure affordability for our young scientists.
Simon Worthington
Thursday 5th January 2017 at 6:26 am
Here we go again, pocket lining for the cronies. No schools etc. etc. NO PROFIT in them!!!
Jon Williams
Thursday 5th January 2017 at 10:33 am
The area does have a school though and maybe they can now be enlarged to account for the influx of children and
Sally Hoare
Thursday 5th January 2017 at 9:02 pm
Only 2 2 bedroom houses and not that many 3 bedroom! This is ridiculous!
Fiona Doorbar
Friday 6th January 2017 at 7:12 am
John, primary school places are plentiful . It's secondary place allocation that is the issue. Where are these kids going to go when 11? Wilmslow and Fallibroome are both oversubscribed year upon year.
I was offered a place at Tytherington for my eldest! and I live down the road from WHS!
When I was last in conversation with the school allocation department at the council they told me there were no plans for secondary school expansion at any of our areas schools. Does anyone know if this has changed now?