Hollins Green, Richborough Estates, p Richborough Estates

Nineteen47 drew up the plans for Richborough Estates. Credit: via Richborough Estates

More than 100 homes lined up in Warrington

Richborough Estates has submitted an outline planning application for up to 110 homes on Green Belt land off Manchester Road in Hollins Green.

While the 10.5-acre plot is designated Green Belt, it is also set to be removed from protected status in the draft Warrington Local Plan, which is currently undergoing a second round of consultation on recommended modifications from the Planning Inspectorate.

According to the local plan, the site will be suitable for accommodating a minimum of 90 homes.

The land promoter’s proposals would go above that number, also providing open space, a play area, and cycle and pedestrian links. The scheme has been designed by Nineteen47, with plans submitted by Asteer Planning.

“Our proposed development will provide a mixture of high-quality, family homes that will help address the borough’s housing needs,” said Harry Jackson, regional manager at Richborough Estates.

“We’re pleased to have submitted this planning application after community consultation and look forward to its delivery once planning permission has been secured.”

Paul Nellist, associate partner at Asteer, said that the company had been working closely with the council throughout the pre-application period.

“Great care has been taken to ensure that the proposals for this scheme are sensitively designed and take into account all of the considerations and opportunities provided by the local area and surroundings,” Nellist said.

In addition to Asteer and Nineteen47, the project team includes RammSanderson, E3P, Tyler Grange, and HUB. BWB Consulting is advising air quality, energy, noise, sustainable drainage, and flood risk.

More details can be found by searching application reference number 2023/00660/OUTM on the Warrington Council planning portal.

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Carry on building on green belt land ,there will be non left ,and it is vital to give us clean air to breath,disgusted

By Anonymous

No ameneties locally, schools full, doctors and dentists lists full. No bus services. The exit from this estate will be onto one of the most dangerous stretches of roads for miles. Absolutely stupid building there.

By Anonymous

We’re as guilty as the developers,we buy houses with gardens and go ahead and cover it with flags, block paving or tarmac,just to accommodate the 1,2or 3 polluting cars.

By Anonymous

Not all greenbelt is good quality. Much of this could be enhanced by planting biodiverse woodlands and orchards on this.


Who’s stupid idea was this? Much like the 100 houses proposed in Croft on the other side of Warrington which is also on Green Belt Land. So much brown field in Warrington – but that’s just too difficult and expensive isn’t it Mr Jackson? No quick buck to be made there!

By Common Sense

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