Park land sold for hous­ing

Macclesfield Express - - APPEAL PLANNED AFTER RETAIL PLAN IS REFUSED -

A DE­VEL­OPER has snapped up a chunk of green belt at Alder­ley Park for hous­ing.

De­vel­oper PH Homes has bought the first piece of land at the Nether Alder­ley site for a lux­ury hous­ing scheme.

The Chea­dle-based com­pany is plan­ning a £60m de­vel­op­ment of 74 prestigious fam­ily homes de­signed by ar­chi­tect Robert Adam.

PH Homes ac­quired the land from Brunt­wood and Manch­ester Sci­ence Part­ner­ships (MSP), own­ers of the site which has been de­vel­oped as a sci­ence park since phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal firm As­traZaneca an­nounced it’s mov­ing most of its op­er­a­tions out.

The scheme is the first phase of hous­ing of a £160m master­plan which will see up to 275 homes, sports and leisure fa­cil­i­ties, ho­tel and farm shop.

It was given the go-ahead in Fe­bru­ary, de­spite the 400 acre site be­ing in then green belt.

Chris Oglesby, Brunt­wood CEO and MSP chair­man, called it the ‘most at­trac­tive res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment site out­side the South East’, adding: “The con­trast be­tween the beau­ti­ful and peace­ful park­land set­ting and the world class sci­ence at Alder­ley Park is there to be en­joyed.

“We are build­ing a com­mu­nity that bal­ances old and new, sci­ence and na­ture, work and play.”

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