Science park plan put out to consultation
A DOCUMENT which sets out what can be built at Alderley Park goes out to consultation this week.
Cheshire East is asking for views on the draft development framework, which details how the Nether Alderley site can be developed.
AstraZeneca has a base at the site but is moving its Research and Development operation out. New owner Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is developing the 400-acre greenbelt site as a life science park which could provide 7,000 jobs.
The AstraZeneca transfer is six months ahead of schedule so MSP needs to develop the site sooner than expected. This includes releasing some of the land for other development, including housing.
The draft development framework will act as a guide to what can be built and will be considered in planning applications.
A six-week consultation on the document starts on Friday.
Rowena Burns, chief executive officer at MSP, said: “The future of Alderley Park as a high quality bioscience centre is vitally important to the local economy.”
View the draft framework at cheshire east.gov.uk, in libraries and at Macclesfield Town Hall. Comments can be made until Friday, March 13, online or to Jo Wise, CEC Spatial Planning Team, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ.