Green light for first residential development at Alderley Park

Plans have been approved for the first residential development at Alderley Park, the former AstraZeneca campus.

Cheadle-based developer PH Homes, who purchased 13 acres of land from Bruntwood and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), owners of the 400-acre site, have been granted planing permission for 74 homes.

The scheme includes 73 new dwellings along with the renovation and extension of the Gardener's Cottage as well as new internal roads, associated landscaping and infrastructure.

The development will consist of two 2-bedroom properties; sixteen 3-bedroom; thirty 4-bedroom; nineteen 5-bedroom and seven 6-bedroom homes. The proposals received planning permission from Cheshire East Council in February 2016, therefore this was a reserved matters application dealing the outstanding details such as appearance, access, landscaping, layout and scale.

This is the first residential phase of the £160 million Masterplan which will eventually see up to 275 homes, new sports and leisure facilities, including a gastro pub, hotel and farm shop. These projects sit alongside the on-going creation of some 38,000 sq of new space for life sciences.

A second set of plans for a residential development at Alderley Park were submitted in January 2017. Trafford Park-based PJ Livesey scheme includes bringing some listed buildings at Alderley Park back into use whilst demolishing others to develop a range of new build houses and a new waterside apartment building.

The plans, which are centred around the park's historic courtyard and would create 34 homes and a new block of 23 apartments, are yet to be determined.

PH Homes' plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 16/5853M.

Photo caption: Artist impressions of the homes proposed by PH Homes for Alderley Park.

Alderley Park


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Duncan Herald
Monday 3rd April 2017 at 7:22 pm
Affordable homes?
Might that be the two two-bedroomers ?
Kelvin Briggs
Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 2:00 pm
I was told recently by a representative of a local sports club that the planned leisure facilities have been reduced and there may no longer be an artificial grass pitch constructed on site. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
A pity if big conceptual plans attract local support and are then cynically scaled down after outline planning approval.
Allan Lunt
Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 3:40 pm
Will the cricket pitch be swallowed up by this development ?