Royal London has submitted two planning applications to Cheshire East Council for homes at its site on Alderley Road.
The first application is for up to 60 homes on land opposite the Royal London Campus to the west of Alderley Road and the second is for 120 homes on the northern part of the campus site.
A spokesperson for Royal London said "Although the masterplans are indicative at this stage in the planning process, a range of housing is envisaged to meet a variety of local needs, delivering the highest quality throughout in keeping with local character and styles and respecting the landscape and heritage strengths of the Campus. One and two bed apartments suitable for first time buyers, or residents seeking to downsize, as well as three and four bed homes for growing families and young professionals, are all expected to be part of the mix."
The Royal London site is included in the recently approved Cheshire East Local Plan (including land to the west of Alderley Road) as a strategic site for employment use, a hotel and residential development.
Despite having been granted planning permission in 2016 for a new office development at their Alderley Road campus, Royal London Group confirmed last month that it is relocating to the Parklands building at Alderley Park.
The spokesperson added "Due to the residential planning applications seeking approval in detail for access, Royal London will also withdraw its previously submitted application, for an access road to be used by construction vehicles during delivery of new office buildings, as well as for a temporary car park for use by campus staff during this redevelopment. As a result of Royal London deciding to relocate to Alderley Park, there is no longer a need for a separate planning application."
Editor's Note: Once the planning application are added to the Cheshire East Council website this article will be updated with the planning references.