Detailed planning application submitted for Nantwich site
Muller Property Group has submitted a detailed planning application to Cheshire East Council for 57,000 sq ft of employment space at Maylands Park in Nantwich.
The reserved matters application encompasses 4.7 acres of development land for commercial, retail and office use. The commercial scheme forms part of the wider 34-acre Maylands Park project, originally submitted by Muller in 2012 and which received planning approval from Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick in July 2020.
“Maylands Park is a project that has been conceived, worked up, and invested in over a number of years and represents delivery of a £15m development for Nantwich,” commented Colin Muller, CEO of Muller Property Group. “It has taken 11 years of tenacious work by our team to get this development through the UK’s crumbling planning system and we have fought passionately to be able to deliver both affordable housing, a mix of open market homes, and new employment opportunities to this community. The scheme also delivers local highway improvements, openspace, a play area, including the provision of large scale ecological areas as well as allotments and payments of over £600,000 to increase capacity at local schools.
“Bringing new employment space to Nantwich, will ensure our region is addressing local demand and the expected influx of northern investment that the delivery of HS2 to Crewe will bring. By planning modern commercial opportunities in the North West means we should compete to attract more businesses to invest here bringing long term jobs to the local area. Maylands Park will deliver economic diversity and growth and we hope Cheshire East Council will support our ambitions to achieve this.”
There has been a deluge of interest from local residents living on the nearby Cronkinson Farm and Stapeley Water Gardens housing sites raising objections to the scheme. Their main concerns are to do with noise, pollution, HGV & trade traffic from employment uses, and the majority of feedback suggests housing would be preferable. Muller has carried out an extensive public and stakeholder consultation programme, whereby local councillors Geoff Smith and John Priest have played a visible role, but no involvement or feedback was gained from Stapeley Parish Council.
Muller’s application will enable Maylands Park to establish a vibrant and sustainable new community in Nantwich. Alongside housing and employment, it is hoped the final scheme will include a local centre, care home, and green infrastructure. Muller have chosen David Wilson Homes as their development partner to deliver the housing, open space & wildlife areas. Work starts on site on 10th July.
The site will be accessed by a new road off Peter Destapleigh Way, providing swift access to the A500 and J16 of the M6.