Houndings Park, Sandbach

Planning permission for 200 residential dwellings


Sandbach is located within Cheshire, approximately 4km north east of Crewe. It is well located in terms of strategic transport links lying immediately to the west of the M6 (J17).

The site adjoins the southern edge of Sandbach, is located to the south of Old Mill Road and adjacent to the A534, and is around 350m from the town’s market square.

Muller currently have an extant outline residential planning permission for up to 200 dwellings, with the proposed access via a new arm off the Old Mill Road roundabout immediately to the north of the site.

Of the 200 dwellings, the proposed development will provide for 30% affordable housing as well as public open space. Muller will also provide an education financial contribution as part of the S106 Agreement.

Having gone through a substantial exercise of public consultation Muller have recently submitted a Hybrid Planning Application for development comprising: (1) Full application for the erection of a foodstore (Class A1), petrol filling station (sui generis) and ancillary kiosk/convenience store (class A1), drive-through restaurant (Class A3 / A5), drive-through coffee shop (class A1 / A3), farm shop (class A1) and 2 no. retail ‘pod’ units (class A1 / A3 / A5), along with creation of associated access roads, parking spaces and landscaping. (2) Outline application, including access for erection of a care home (class C2), 92 new dwellings (class C3), conversion of existing building to 2 dwellings (class C3) and refurbishment of two existing dwellings along with creation of associated access roads, public open space and landscaping. The application has been validated and is currently awaiting a decision from Cheshire East council, which is expected in February 2019.