Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) Council has given Jigsaw Homes Group the green light to build 39 new affordable homes in Winsford.
The council has given outline planning permission for the homes on land at Grange Yard off Grange Lane, which the 34,000-home social landlord Jigsaw will deliver subject to grant funding.
The £4.1 million scheme, comprising 20 “cottage-style” apartments and 19 houses, will be developed by housebuilder Mulbury.
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.”
The Grange Yard site, formerly a builder’s yard and commercial premises, sits between existing homes on Grange Lane and playing fields owned by the nearby Winsford Academy school.
The scheme will create a new cul-de-sac for residents off Grange Lane, while most of the mature trees around the development will be retained as part of the landscaping plan. All 39 of the homes will have rear gardens and off-road parking.
CWAC Council will make the one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes available for affordable rent for local residents with a housing need. The homes will be managed by Jigsaw Homes North.
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.”
Construction work is expected to begin on the new development shortly.
Image: The site plan for Jigsaw’s new scheme off Grange Lane in Winsford, Cheshire. Credit: Jigsaw Homes Group.