A HOUSE builder says it will submit revised plans to the council for a new multi-million pound housing development in Northwich.

North West-based Hassett Homes want to bring ‘fresh, bright and airy’ house types to the town after buying a former joinery workshop on Winnington Avenue.

The site currently has planning permission for 33 homes but the firm says it is ‘back to the drawing board’ to enable it to offer buyers larger homes on bigger plots.

"Our customers prefer more spacious homes on slightly bigger plots and we’ll reflect this in our design strategy for the site," said Hassett Homes’ managing director, Jamie Blennerhassett.

"We’re aiming to submit a revised application for 23 homes later this autumn."

As well submitting revised plans to Cheshire West and Chester council, Mr Blennerhassett also promised that the firm will consult with local people as they progress through the process.

He added; "The site contains a number of disused joinery workshops and so there’s a need to remove these carefully and thoughtfully.

"We will liaise with local people and their representatives in the proper manner, of course."

Mr Blennerhassett confirmed that if consent is granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council, site clearance works would commence in the spring of next year.

The £7.3m scheme is being designed by Drome Architects, the firm behind Hassett Homes’ other successful schemes in the north west.

"Our research shows us that there’s an appetite in Northwich for a more contemporary, spacious and open-plan style of family home and we have a team working hard to develop the right designs that will add value to the local area," said project architect Chris Hatter.