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Bollington Development Given The Go Ahead

Hillcrest has been given the go ahead for a new development of thirty-four high quality homes off Albert Road in Bollington.

Councillors voted to approve the application, subject to a section 106 agreement, which offers superior standard homes designed for buyers at all life stages in a picturesque semi-rural riverside setting close to Bollington Town Centre.

The appeal of Bollington has increased substantially in recent years. Whilst always being a popular and attractive place to live, the former mill town’s many attributes have been highlighted worldwide with a coveted spot in ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2019’. It was also named ‘The Best Place to Start a Family’ in a survey by propertydetective.com.

The 8 acre site, which is bordered by farmland and the River Dean, already had consent for commercial development. Given the increasing demand of homebuyers looking to move to Bollington and, after demonstrating an attractive and robust set of proposals which were in keeping with the character of the area, Cheshire East planning officers recommended the scheme for approval.

Hillcrest has over thirty years experience of crafting award winning one-of-a-kind residences in the area’s most prestigious locations, including Prestbury and Alderley Edge. The homebuilder is applying an equally high calibre of design, craftsmanship and attention-to-detail into its Bollington scheme to deliver the town’s foremost development of ‘premium’ new build homes.

Working in partnership with leading local architecture practice, Calderpeel, Hillcrest has designed a number of different house styles. Each is bespoke to the development and complements the attractive semi-rural location whilst providing spacious and stylish living accommodation suited to buyers at all stages of the property ladder. A choice of four-bedroom detached homes, three-bedroom semi-detached homes and two-bedroom mews style homes will be available.

The architecture takes design cues from farm houses and modern barn conversions found in the local area and, to further knit the new development to its picturesque setting, the homes will incorporate natural stone within the build which will be balanced with white render for a unique contemporary approach.

The homes are positioned on the site to maximise natural daylight and to offer the best possible views across farmland to Pott Shrigley and local landmark, White Nancy. Hillcrest will retain many of the mature trees and hedgerows located along the site borders and will create a new riverside path as well as a wildlife play area and large areas of open space.

Following the decision, James Payne, Hillcrest Managing Director said, “It’s fantastic news and we’re very much looking forward to getting started on site.  We’re extremely proud of our proposals and are confident they will set a new benchmark for high quality new homes in the town.”

Hillcrest is expected to commence work on site later this year. Hillcrest was advised on the application by Emery Planning.