As Elan Homes looks to expand, the company is eager to acquire new sites across Wirral, Cheshire and beyond to address a “fundamental need for the delivery of more quality homes”.
The company recently achieved sell-out success at Old Quay Meadow in Neston and is actively pursuing land opportunities in the surrounding area as part of its growth plan.
While the Old Quay Meadow development, off Boundary Park, falls within the local authority of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Elan is keen to extend its geographic focus in the wider southern Wirral, covering areas covered by both CwaC and Wirral Council to deliver much needed homes across north Cheshire and Wirral.
Philip Palmer, land director for Elan Home in the North, said: “Wirral Council is currently reviewing its local plan, but the area does have an overwhelming requirement for additional housing – current ONS data suggests a need to build more than 800 homes in the borough each year. There is a fundamental need for the delivery of more quality homes across the Wirral and northern Cheshire and Elan Homes is well placed to meet that demand.
“The company has an enviable reputation for building quality family developments, where people aspire to live. Recent additional financial investment in the business is aimed at sustaining our growth programme by allowing us to extend the land acquisition profile. Acquiring additional land with development potential is key to our ability to deliver new homes and grow the business. To achieve this we have adopted a flexible approach and will consider land with or without planning permission.
“Old Quay Meadow is a prime example of this drive to deliver as we secured planning for 33 new homes via appeal in 2015. As a result of the properties being built we’ve invested in the local area, contributing around £120,000 towards affordable housing and around £30,000 towards off-site open space and now over £200,000 in new homes bonus.”
The first homes at Old Quay Meadow were released for sale in early 2017 and while the final property has now been sold, Elan is continuing to receive enquiries from potential purchasers.
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, added: “There’s a real appetite for new homes in Neston and Parkgate, along with neighbouring areas of Wirral. It is only by acquiring new land opportunities that we are able to deliver homes to meet that demand. We will tailor schemes to fit the location, taking into account who would want to live there and why, including the style of home they would want to purchase.”
Elan’s Northern business is based in Ellesmere Port and focusses on building across Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Flintshire. The company
will consider both brownfield and greenfield development sites, up to 10 hectares in size, although its new strategic division is also working on sites much larger than this nationwide.
Anyone with land available with development potential is urged to contact Elan via the website https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/land-enquiries.
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