A planning application for a new residential development on land north of Stanneylands Road, behind Wilmslow Garden Centre, is being prepared.
David Wilson Homes is proposing to build approximately 172 homes on Green Belt land which is included in the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy as a site suitable for up to 200 homes.
The Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy is anticipated to be adopted before the end of July. The Stanneylands Road site is identified as one of four sites in Wilmslow that are suitable for new homes.
It is envisaged that an application will be submitted later in the summer, following the adoption of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy towards the end of July, but in the meantime the company is inviting feedback on the emerging proposals from the local community.
In addition to building 172 homes the proposals include publicly accessible open space with a trim-trail and fitness or play equipment. Additionally there will be a new foot and cycle link between Stanneylands Road and Handforth, including a new bridge across the River Dean.
David Wilson Homes is proposing a range of homes, including detached houses, some townhouses and a small number of apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms.
A spokesperson for DWH said "The new development would look and feel similar to that delivered by DWH at Bollin Park on Adlington Road. It will include open market aspirational homes, as well as 30% affordable homes as required by Council policy, which may be particularly suitable for first time buyers or those looking to rent."
A three-armed roundabout will be put in place to access the site from Stanneylands Road and in order to minimise disruption during construction Stanneylands Road will be widened and upgraded near the site access.
A cycle and pedestrian link to Manchester Road from the site will also be created, providing access to the public open space to the north of the site.
A spokesperson for DWH aded "During discussions with local residents and community groups, who kindly made their considerable expertise available, it became clear to us that this development presents an opportunity to protect and enhance local wildlife in a green neighbourhood.
"Detailed ecology and tree surveys are being carried out to ensure the design of the development respects the biodiversity of this site. For example the development will include a buffer zone alongside the valleyside woodland which drops down to the River Dean. Elsewhere the avenue of trees leading north from Stanneylands Road will be incorporated into the landscape framework for the scheme."
Additionally a wildlife corridor will separate Carlton Avenue from the development, creating a buffer of between 5m and 10m, which will be closed to the public in order to protect the local wildlife.
Whilst land to the north of the site across the River Dean will remain in the Green Belt and is not proposed for development.
Local residents are being invited to give their feedback on the emerging proposals before 5pm on 26th July.