25-acre Congleton site secured for 170 homes

The masterplan for the completed site.

25-acre Congleton site secured for 170 homes

The House Builders Federation 5-star housebuilder, David Wilson Homes, has purchased the 25 acre site in Cheshire with plans to build 170 new homes.

Sitting on the western edge of the historic market town of Congleton, the site – known as Black Firs Park – has been sold for a value in excess of £10 million. 

Prior to the sale, Richborough Estates secured planning consent for 170 detached and semi-detached homes of between 1-5 bedrooms.

There is also provision for a substantial amount of green open space and a commitment to retain existing boundary trees and hedgerows around the site.

Black Firs Park is a mile away from Congleton town centre and benefits significantly from its countryside setting.

The town of Congleton is 22 miles from Manchester city centre and 12 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

The site forms part of the strategic allocation in Cheshire East’s emerging local plan.

Paul Campbell, joint Managing Director at Richborough Estates, said: “We are exceedingly pleased to have completed the sale of this fantastic residential development site to David Wilson Homes. 

“Their track record in delivery of desirable, contemporary family homes that respect the character and materials of the local area makes them an ideal choice to bring forward a new community at Black Firs Park.

“We worked hard to bring this site to the market, ensuring that we are delivering a high quality residential development opportunity in line with Cheshire East’s requirement for new homes while also remaining sympathetic to the existing historic environment.”

David Wilson Homes has been building homes across the country for almost 60 years.

Jason Corner, Development Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “Having acquired a number of development sites from Richborough Estates, we are pleased to have purchased this further site from them.  We look forward to delivering this collection of new homes in this desirable rural setting.”