Based in Liverpool, developer Promenade Estates has secured planning consent for 170 new houses at a town centre canal-side site. Tony McDonough reports
Liverpool developer Promenade Estates has secured planning consent for 170 new houses close to Ellesmere Port town centre.
Along with its partner, MCI Developments, Promenade will now seeking a housing partner to start work on the scheme, which located next to the canal, in August. It is also close to Ellesmere Port railway station and to the M53 motorway.
The site previously had planning permission for 179 houses which had lapsed when the it was acquired by Promenade from Hansteen Holdings in January 2019. The consent is for a mix of one, two, three and four-bed homes and these will likely be delivered for affordable rent, rent to buy and shared ownership tenures.
“We’re delighted with the outcome, which fits very much with our ‘brownfield first’ strategy,” said Promenade managing director Dan Hynd. The company recently celebrated securing consent for 1,100 homes on a former glassworks in St Helens and remains “on the look-out” for similar opportunities.
“A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to secure this consent,” said Alex Wood, regional managing director of MCI Developments, which is part of Keepmoat Homes. “We are now focused on concluding discussions regarding the site’s sale to a housing partner and will announce this in due course.”
Mr Wood also confirmed that, subject to conclusion of these “positive negotiations”, the company is aiming to be on site to begin building the new homes in August. “We have a long-standing specialism in building high quality affordable homes for registered providers.
“We look forward to delivering an excellent scheme for the people of Ellesmere Port, on a site that has been derelict for more than 15 years.”
Planning consultants were Pegasus Group’s Liverpool office with MCI Developments dealing with detailed design in-house.