Plans for a £47m housing development at the site of a former High School in Winsford, have been approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Keepmoat, will deliver 401 new homes at the former Woodford Lodge High School site on Woodford Lane West. The new Woodford Grange housing scheme spans 30 acres of brownfield and will provide home hunters and first time buyers with access to a collection of two, three and four bedroom properties under the government backed Help to Buy scheme.
There will be 130 affordable properties built on behalf of the Council within the development; these are understood to be the first local authority houses built within the Borough for nearly 40 years. A green corridor and a small central village garden will be created at the heart of the development. In addition significant investment will be made in outdoor play facilities at two neighbouring schools.
Gareth Roberts, regional managing director for Keepmoat in the North West, said: “Working in partnership with the Council, we have identified key ways to regenerate a surplus piece of land and really invest in Winsford while creating housing solutions – particularly for first time buyers. This major new scheme will also create new job opportunities, which supports the Council’s aspirations for Winsford. We’re delighted that this shared vision for Woodford Grange has been given the go ahead and we look forward to getting on site.”
Councillor Angela Claydon, Cheshire West and Chester Council Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is really good news for Winsford. The partnership will provide a true mix of properties including 130 homes built for the Council which will give people a real choice from a range of new build homes”
Work is anticipated to start on site this summer, where interested buyers will have the option of purchasing off plan.