Green light for new affordable homes in Winsford

19th April 2021

Plans for 39 much-needed new affordable homes in Winsford have been given the go ahead.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has granted outline planning permission for the homes on land at Grange Yard, off Grange Lane which, subject to grant funding, will be built by Mulbury on behalf of Jigsaw Homes Group.

The 20 cottage-style apartments and 19 houses in the £4.1m scheme will be developed on a site that was previously used as a builder’s yard and commercial premises. It sits between existing homes on Grange Lane and playing fields belonging to the Winsford Academy school.

Future residents will access the homes off Grange Lane, into a cul-de-sac. Most of the mature trees around the development will be retained as part of the landscaping plan and all homes will have rear gardens and off-road parking.

Jigsaw Homes North will manage the one, two and three-bedroom homes which will be available for affordable rent through CWAC Council for local residents with a housing need and a connection to Winsford.

Greg Muligan, co-founder and director at Mulbury, said: “We’re proud to be working in partnership with Jigsaw Homes to bring a fresh new look to this brownfield site while helping build better futures for local people.

“Our purpose is to help shape and improve lives through creating new communities of sustainable, well-built affordable homes, and this scheme will do just that in the heart of Winsford.”

Garnet Fazackerley, operations director of development at Jigsaw Homes Group said: “This is great news for Winsford as we’re able to provide more much-needed affordable homes for local people. We have an excellent track record in providing high-quality homes and we’re currently delivering a further 200 homes across the region to help alleviate the housing crisis.”

Mulbury was advised by PWA Planning on the planning application.