Elan Homes is looking for land in the Wilmslow area, having previously built at “The Larches”, pictured, and “Lindow Fields”

THE developer behind successful housing schemes in and around Wilmslow is keen to acquire additional land in the area to satisfy demand.

Under the Cheshire East Local Plan, there’s a target of building 900 new homes for Wilmslow by 2030.


With a proven track record, Elan Homes is well-placed to help deliver those homes and is appealing for land with development potential.


Paul Darwin, Senior Land Manager for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Wilmslow is known for its high quality housing and this in part is what makes it such a sought-after place to live. Under the Local Plan there needs to be around 45 new homes built there each year and the intimate developments Elan has progressed have contributed around 25% of that target.


“To help ensure there is a future housing supply in the area we are keen to acquire additional land with development potential. As our previous schemes demonstrate, we take a flexible approach, adapting our plans to fit the local housing market. We look forward to speaking with landowners and their representatives to understand where we could unlock development potential and contribute to the council’s targets for delivering new homes.”


Elan was shortlisted in the 2018 Northern Design Awards for bringing a former garden centre site on Moor Lane back into good use as new homes. Known as “The Larches”, the development provided 10 bespoke designed large and luxurious private sale properties plus a number of affordable bungalows in association with Southway Housing Trust.


As part of the development of “The Larches”, Elan provided a green space investment of £42,000 towards upgrading Gravel Lane junior play and access improvements to Lindow Common and Carnival Field. A further £10,000 was also provided for pitch improvements at Carnival Field, along with a secondary education investment to be used locally of more than £32,000.


More recently, Elan redeveloped another former brownfield in the greenbelt site, also on Moor Lane. This development, known as “Lindow Fields,” provided 14 new homes, including four affordable homes for Step Forward Housing.


Associated with the “Lindow Fields” development, Elan provided £42,000 to improve play and amenity facilities at the Gravel Lane and Fulshaw Recreation Ground, with a further £10,000 given towards works at the Jim Evison playing fields and pavilion. The homebuilder also contributed £65,224 towards the cost of additional primary and secondary school places in the local area.


“Elan is proud to be playing its part in delivering much-needed new homes across Wilmslow and the surrounding area,” Paul added.


“Housing developments bring added value to communities. Along with providing new homes, they generate investment in facilities and offer employment. To help continue delivering new housing and investing in communities we need to acquire additional land. We will consider both brownfield and greenfield sites and would be eager to hear from landowners with any potential opportunities.”


Elan’s Northern business will consider development sites, with or without planning up to 10 hectares in size, with the strategic arm of the business seeking and working on much larger parcels of land, both within the region and across the country.


To explore land opportunities with the Elan team visit https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/about-elan/land-enquiries.

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