A new housing complex is set to be built in Tarporley after development firm Taylor Wimpey was given permission by the council.

The Brook Road site, which covers 13 acres, is located on the grounds of an old school on the village’s south side. The area has been cleared so that development can go ahead.

The planning permission now enables the builders in Cheshire to officially begin working on the housing, with additional facilities in line for later development.

Taylor Wimpey’s application included all of the necessary information on 90 new homes, 30 of which will be affordable properties. It further outlined plans for 10 additional houses, as well as recreational facilities. All aspects of the proposal were approved by Cheshire West and Cheshire Council so that work could commence promptly.

Richard Barton from HOW Planning, a specialist environmental consultancy involved in the project, said:

“The vision for this scheme is to deliver a sustainable development, which has been derived following extensive public engagement. Approval of the application ensures our clients can help realise its full potential, delivering new homes and investment to the area.”

Taylor Wimpey’s planning and land director, Gareth Owen, said how pleased the firm is delighted with the council’s decision and praised the consulting process, as well as the working relationship with the community. He concluded by saying that the unanimous approval received by both the Strategic Planning Board and the council officers was testament to that relationship.