First phase of 850-home Crewe development unveiled

Plans for Leighton West

Plans have been unveiled for a 405 new home scheme in Leighton, Crewe.

Regeneration business Vistry Partnerships has submitted the detailed plans for the site, which is to be developed in two parts between Vistry and Bloor Homes.

Outline planning permission for 850 homes was granted last year by Cheshire East Council.

Under the proposals, Vistry Partnerships plans to build 50% of its homes for a housing association or institutional investor, or a combination of both.

The remaining 50% will be sold on the open market by Vistry Group, through its Linden Homes Brand. Work is expected to start before the end of 2023.

The large strategic site, known as Leighton West, is located to the north west of Crewe town centre and to the west of Leighton, directly adjacent to Leighton Hospital.

The masterplan developed by Vistry Partnerships and Bloor Homes is set to create a sustainable, high quality residential development, which will integrate into the wider area.

This includes the provision of new pedestrian and cycle links to connect the site to existing and proposed residential areas, employment areas, shops, schools, health facilities, Crewe town centre and the Connect2 link to Nantwich.

Alongside the new homes, Leighton West will provide a new local commercial centre, with retail and health uses, as well as a new primary school. The development will provide a connected network of green spaces, including play areas, sports pitches, allotments, a community orchard and a linear greenway corridor that provides a large area of public open space.

Ian Hilliker, managing director of Vistry Partnerships North West, said: “Leighton West is a major development that will create a significant number of new, affordable homes, alongside a range of new commercial, retail and educational facilities for the local community.

“The development will also create a significant number of jobs for the local supply chain, boosting economic activity in the area.”

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