Galliford Try Partnerships has been given the green-light to build 335 homes in Sandymoor, Runcorn.
Halton Council has approved an application to develop 235 houses and a 100-apartment extra-care scheme on land to the east of Village Street.
In a report, planning officers said: “This proposal seeks to bring forward much needed housing on an allocated site identified for development through the local plan process over 10 years ago.”
The development will bridge the gap between two new residential developments to the north and south.
Brendan Blythe, Managing Director at Galliford Try Partnerships North West, said: “We are delighted that these plans have been granted consent. The scheme will bring forward a wide range of housing options for the community.
“We have worked alongside our partners including Together Housing and Halton Housing to develop the proposals and now look forward to making this vision a reality.”
Galliford Try Partnerships and Together Housing have formed a joint venture to bring the 235 houses to market.
The partnership, Sandymoor JV LLP, will see a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties offered for open market sale via Galliford Try Partnership’s house building arm, Linden Homes. The homes will be detached, semi-detached and terraced.
In addition to the 235 houses, a 100-apartment extra care scheme to be owned by Halton Housing, will also be built. The retirement scheme will include one and two-bedroom properties whilst a bistro and multi-use room will also be open to the public as well as residents.
Paul Mullane, Halton Housing’s director of development and growth said: “This will be our third extra care scheme following the development of our hugely successful Barkla Fields and Naughton Fields schemes. The project will not only deliver new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership, but also jobs and other opportunities for the community of Sandymoor.”
As well as new homes, the development will also include play areas, maintained landscaping, a bridleway and cycling and pedestrian routes.
Planning consultancy was provided by Indigo with design services provided by Sten Architecture and JDA Architects.