CONSTRUCTION of new homes in Poynton will see almost £1.8 million invested in the local community.
Elan Homes has committed to a package of planning gain measures to support the growth of the area, linked to its forthcoming Hazelfields development.
The homebuilder has secured planning approval for the scheme having amended the design of the properties following a previous approval.
Work on the 20.45 acre site on Hazelbadge Road, Poynton, is due to start this summer with 133 new homes set to be built across 7.47 acres, with the balance taken up by open space and woodland.
Elan Group technical director Shaun McCarthy said: “We worked closely with Cheshire East Council’s urban design team to devise an attractive development that will cater for local housing needs. There’s a pent up demand for quality housing across Cheshire, Stockport and the wider Manchester commuter belt and our Hazelfields development will help address that need by delivering 133 new homes. We’ll be providing 93 private sale properties, plus 40 affordable homes. We’ll also make a substantial investment in the area with funding allocated towards highways improvements, healthcare, education and other facilities locally.
“We hope to start the initial enabling works during the school summer holidays to minimise any disruption to our neighbours at Lower Park Primary School.”
Elan’s investment in the local area linked to the development will include more than £750,000 worth of highways improvements, with funding allocated towards Poynton Relief Road, a bus stop opposite Hilton Grove and cycle lane provision. A car park will also be created on site to provide extra school parking.
Almost £662,000 will be shared between local schools, with more than £130,000 allocated for the development of Priorsleigh Medical Centre and McIlvride Medical Centre. Sports facilities at Deva Close Playing Fields and Poynton Leisure Centre will benefit from almost £120,000 worth of investment. Further funding has been allocated towards Kerridge Hill Nature Reserve, plus allotments and community gardens.
Elan will also provide a play area within the Hazelfields development for younger residents to enjoy. Trees will be retained at the centre of the site, along with a woodland on the boundary, providing a semi-rural setting for the homes.
Hazelfields is due to launch towards the end of the year, offering a good choice of private sale properties including one and two-bedroom apartments, plus three to five-bedroom homes.
The 40 affordable homes will include 26 properties available for rent and 14 available for shared ownership.
Headquartered at Cheshire Oaks Business Park, Elan has a reputation for building quality homes in sought-after locations. Its North West business is currently active on sites across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire, including those in Dukinfield, Middleton, Ramsbottom and Swinton.
“We have previously built new homes in nearby Stockport, Macclesfield and Wilmslow. While we’re yet to start work in Poynton we’re keen to acquire additional land in the surrounding area, including South Manchester and Cheshire, plus the wider North West,” Shaun added.
To explore land opportunities with the Elan team visit https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/land-enquiries.
Potential purchasers can register interest in https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/hazelfields/.