Prime Cheshire residential development site brought to market

A prime residential site in Delamere, Cheshire, has been placed on the market by The Crown Estate.


29 September 2015

Delamere sales boundary

The site benefits from outline planning permission for 180 units, 30 per cent of which will be affordable homes. The housing mix will be agreed through the reserved matters process but is likely to comprise two, three, four and five bedroom properties. The site is being marketed by Savills, on behalf of The Crown Estate.

This is an excellent development opportunity and another example of how The Crown Estate is actively managing its assets to bring brownfield sites back into productive use.”

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager

The 12.14 ha (30 acre) former industrial site, located next to Delamere Forest, has been designed to blend with the local woodland setting and will return over half the site as green space for local community uses, including allotments, woodland walks, wetlands and informal play areas.

The development is located approximately nine miles from Chester and is close to Delamere rail station, offering regular train services between Manchester and Chester.

The planning consent includes provision for a new roundabout, highway safety improvements, as well as pedestrian safety improvements at Delamere station. In addition there are financial contributions towards the local primary and secondary schools, the provision of gas and broadband services and for improvements to Delamere Community Centre.

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager, said: “This is an excellent development opportunity and another example of how The Crown Estate is actively managing its assets to bring brownfield sites back into productive use, including helping meet demand for new homes and providing key infrastructure improvements to the local community.”