THE green light has been give 103 homes to be built on the former Winnington Business Park site.

Housing developer Anwyl Homes is currently working to transform the brownfield site, off Winnington Avenue.

And this week, Cheshire West and Chester Council approved phase two of the Winnington Place project, which will take the total number of homes at the site to 227.

John Grime, managing director of Anwyl Homes Lancashire, said: “Securing planning approval for second phase of Winnington Place means we can continue to redevelop a former brownfield site to provide much-needed new homes.

"This latest phase of 103 new homes will effectively be a continuation of our existing development.

"Along with housing, we’ll also be enhancing the environment surrounding the homes with more than 3,000 square metres of open space, including a wildlife corridor, plus allotments and play areas for residents to enjoy.

"Almost all 124 properties in the original phase have now been sold, with many of them occupied.

"Demand is such that we already have a waiting list of people interested in these latest homes, which we’ll soon be releasing for sale."

Of the planned new homes, 87 will be offered for private sale as a mix of three and four-bedroom houses, including some set out over two and half storeys.

Sixteen will be affordable, but all of the homes across Winnington Place will feature an electric vehicle charging point.

John added Anwyl is ensuring its developments are sustainable, with the second phase homes including photovoltaic panels.

He said: "Based on annual household bills over the last calendar year, it’s estimated that a new build home is £2,600 cheaper to run than an older property.

"Those who have PV panels fitted to their homes should find they’re able to enjoy further savings.

"Plus, by reducing their reliance on the grid and using renewable energy instead, they’ll be helping the planet too."

Two parcels of land at the former Winnington Business Park were acquired by Anwyl from FI Real Estate Management in early 2020 before plans for the 124-home phase one were approved that September.

The first homes were released for sale in February 2021 and work on the site is expected to continue until late 2026.

To support the growth of the neighbourhood and as part of the planning agreement linked to the second phase of Winnington Place, Anwyl will invest around £700,000 in the local community.

This will include almost £390,000 towards local education provision, with financial contributions of almost £170,000 to improve local parks and facilities, more than £110,000 for healthcare and £30,000-plus for highways.