Green light for first residential development at Alderley Park

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

Cheadle-based developer PH Homes, who purchased 13 acres of land from Bruntwood and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), owners of the 400-acre site, have been granted planing permission for 74 homes.

The scheme includes 73 new dwellings along with the renovation and extension of the Gardener's Cottage as well as new internal roads, associated landscaping and infrastructure.

The development will consist of two 2-bedroom properties; sixteen 3-bedroom; thirty 4-bedroom; nineteen 5-bedroom and seven 6-bedroom homes. The proposals received planning permission from Cheshire East Council in February 2016, therefore this was a reserved matters application dealing the outstanding details such as appearance, access, landscaping, layout and scale.

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 of new space for life sciences.

A second set of plans for a residential development at Alderley Park were submitted in January 2017. Trafford Park-based PJ Livesey scheme includes bringing some listed buildings at Alderley Park back into use whilst demolishing others to develop a range of new build houses and a new waterside apartment building.

The plans, which are centred around the park's historic courtyard and would create 34 homes and a new block of 23 apartments, are yet to be determined.

PH Homes' plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 16/5853M.

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Rick Andrews
Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 2:57 pm
Less than 25% are 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Not likely to be very affordable as a whole. Let's hope that the company is contributing to infrastructure beyond the site such as schools and hospitals. If not, dear councillors and planners, why not?

And, another question, this is allowed with future plans for a gastro pub and hotel, but the modest proposal at The Stags Head in Warford is not. Why are we not surprised by the CEC planning process?
Pete Taylor
Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 3:21 pm
@Rick : Head of Cheshire East Council Rachel Bailey is a Director of Manchester Science Partnerships.
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 5th April 2017 at 3:12 pm
So nearly 300 homes with not a school, doctors, dentist (they will be able to afford to open there) or a sniff of extra public transport or any other infrastructure apart from a hotel, a boozer, a meat shop and maybe a rec. Maybe a condition of planning should have been that residents work at one of the many new businesses we are promised. No wonder there was such a (gold) rush when Astra Zeneca fled after securing as many grants etc. as possible.
Maybe Gideon got his ambitions for multi employment from Rach!!!