Wallace are currently promoting the land to the South of Warrington at Stretton, just off Junction 10 on the M56, for a total of 600 homes.
The scheme will comprise up to 30% affordable homes, as well as potential serviced land for commercial development. This proposed expansion to the existing settlement can provide much needed homes, economic development and essential road infrastructure upgrades.
Proposal & Promotion
At present, Wallace is developing a detailed promotional strategy for the site, which will pull together a comprehensive development framework. The site is in three land ownerships and Wallace have entered into a promotion agreement with all of the land owners. This will ensure that the site can be delivered in a comprehensive way to meet the Councils’ objectives for more homes and the required infrastructure.
The adopted local plan requires the delivery of around 500 homes a year to meet the annual housing requirement. The current development strategy is failing to deliver this. Warrington is currently reviewing its local plan to effectively meet its housing requirement and that process will include a green belt review.
Wallace, through an appointed consultant team, will ensure that the appropriate representations are made at all stages of the emerging development plan process. These representations will include and take account of the detailed technical assessment of the site and surrounding area, along with community and council engagement.
The proposal is situated near a number of local amenities within Stretton and South Warrington. It will also have the benefit of easy access to Stockton Heath, the nearby core area for social and retail amenities. Wallace anticipate the proposal at Stretton to be a 5 -10 year development, providing approximately 600 homes, along with an element of commercial development – all of which has the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 jobs. This highly sustainable and effective site has the capability of delivering homes, infrastructure and employment during 2019.