Royal London, in collaboration with Cheshire East Council, has produced a masterplan that will guide future development at the Royal London site.
The Development Framework will be considered by the Council's portfolio holder for housing and planning, Cllr Ainsley Arnold, on Monday, 19th June, who will decide whether to approve the document for public consultation.
The masterplan will enable the delivery of office space, housing, improved transport links and a wide range of amenities including a hotel and restaurant to support future occupiers.
The Royal London site, which is Wilmslow's largest single employment location - accommodating more than 1,200 workers - has been allocated for a mix of uses in the Cheshire East Local Plan which the Council says provides an opportunity to create a new vibrant mixed use quarter for Wilmslow that will retain and attract the highest quality businesses and talent.
The emerging Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, planned for adoption in this summer, also promotes the removal of the current Royal London campus, together with land to the east and land to the west of Alderley Road, from the Green Belt.
According to the masterplan, at the heart of the vision for the Royal London site is the aspiration to create a 'Living Campus' that delivers a mix of uses as part of a dynamic business led environment. As well as providing a thriving environment for business 'the living campus' is also a destination that offers an integrated approach to living, working and relaxing.
The purpose of the public consultation will be to seek the views of the local community and other key stakeholders on the guidance contained in the Development Framework. Once all comments have been received, these will be considered by the Council and any necessary revisions will be made to the Development Framework.
A revised document will then be put before the Council's Cabinet for final approval and endorsement. If endorsed, the document would then become a material consideration in the determination of any future planning applications made at the Royal London site.
Updated Monday, 19th June - The Council's portfolio holder for housing and planning, Cllr Ainsley Arnold has approved the Royal London Development Framework for publication and consultation.