Carlisle-based developer has put forward plans for 187-home scheme at site currently designated as green belt

Story Homes has submitted plans to Warrington Borough Council to deliver 187 new homes, including 56 affordable homes, in Culcheth, a village near Warrington.

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The site plan for Story Homes’ proposed development near Warrington

Subject to planning approval, this scheme will be Story Homes’ first development in the Warrington area and construction would be expected to commence in early 2025.

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The site is currently designated as green belt land in the Warrington Local Plan Core Strategy adopted in 2014. However, the site is due to be removed from the green belt in the updated local plan for Warrington and has been provisionally earmarked for residential development.

The updated local is expected to be formally adopted in early 2024.

The developer has submitted a hybrid planning application, with 186 of the proposed homes to be built and sold by Story Homes, and the delivery of one self-build plot.

The Warrington Road scheme will provide a mix of one to six-bedroom homes, with 2 and 2.5 storey homes delivered in a range of apartments, mews, semi-detached and detached houses and one self-build plot.

There will be a large area of public open space for sports, recreation and play.

Lichfields is advising on planning and environment consultancy E3P has produced arboricultural and biodiversity net gain surveys.