Price on application

Black Firs LaneSomerford, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4QQ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Capacitry for circa 175-200 dwellings
  • Excellent quality local residential area on green edge
  • 17.5% affordable housing deliveredat 80% of OMV
  • Adjacent proposed Community Nature Park
  • Advantageous/ flexible housing mix agreed

About this property

  • The property lies on the western edge of Congleton, in the parish of Somerford, a high quality residential neighbourhood. The A54 is close by to the south, linking Holmes Chapel to the west with Congleton town centre to the east. The site sits adjacent to countryside to the west which is home to several desirable Cheshire villages, whilst the amenities of Congleton town centre are conveniently close by. The site comprises approximately 26.4 acres of broadly flat, grassed over land in several parcels, presently accessed from Black Firs Lane which runs adjacent in a northerly direction from the A54 Holmes Chapel Road and from Back Lane at the north. The proposed Congleton Link Road is anticipated to run to the north, with farmland lying beyond and to the eastern boundary along with sports playing fields. The southern end of the site lies contiguous to a proposed nine acre Community Nature Park, to be provided by the local Parish Council. To the west, a new housing development by David Wilson Homes is expected to commence during 2017. The West Heath retail shopping park lies approximately half a mile away along Holmes Chapel road towards Congleton town centre, providing excellent convenience shopping facilities. Occupiers include Martins Newsagents, local pharmacy, Aldi supermarket and Home Bargains.

Local information

  • Congleton is a historic market town located in east Cheshire. The town has a good range of facilities including Morrisons supermarket lying alongside a traditional town centre high street. A twice weekly market and monthly farmers market are held in the town centre. A Tesco Extra supermarket and retail park lie on the
  • edge of the town centre anchored by Marks and Spencer Simply Food with Boots, Halfords, Laura Ashley and others alongside.
  • The town has a number of sporting clubs including rugby, football, cricket and a golf course. The Astbury Mere Country Park lies a
  • short distance to the south west of the town centre, and comprises over 30 acres of managed country park, lake and visitor centre.
  • The M6 motorway (junction 17) lies approximately six miles to the
  • west, and Northern Trains run services to Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke on Trent from the railway station at the town centre.
  • TRAVELLING DISTANCES (source: the AA)
  • Macclesfield 8 miles
  • Crewe 12 miles
  • Stoke on Trent 13 miles
  • Manchester 26 miles
  • Warrington 30 miles
  • SCHOOLS
  • Primary Education: Black Firs Primary School (approximately
  • 1,300m distant) Ofsted “Good” May 2017
  • Secondary Education: Congleton High School (approximately
  • 1,700m distant) Ofsted “Good” December 2014