Proposals for Booths Park Living were showcased at a public exhibition at Booths Hall on Friday, 16 November (2018). More than 200 local residents attended the consultation event to view the initial proposals and to ask questions of the Bruntwood and Hillcrest Homes development team.
Bruntwood and Hillcrest Homes launched the plans for a new community of around 150 homes within Booths Park at the public exhibition. The event forms part of a wide-ranging community consultation being led by Bruntwood and Hillcrest Homes. An information brochure and feedback form about Booths Park Living will soon be delivered to properties in Knutsford. Residents can also see the plans and comment through the website www.boothsparkliving.co.uk.
Booths Park Living could deliver a mix of properties designed to address significant local demand for new homes in Knutsford. Properties being proposed include bungalows, apartments and family housing, and would be for sale at prices to suit a variety of budgets. 45 of the properties – 30% of the total – will be offered at a discount to the market value, in order to provide genuinely affordable homes.
Andrew Cooke, Regional Director of Bruntwood said: “We’d like to thank everybody who came along to the public consultation event. The development team participated in a lot of really positive conversations and lively debates about these proposals. We also received some useful feedback.”
James Payne, Managing Director of Hillcrest Homes said: “Only 66 new homes have been built in Knutsford since 2010, 13 of which were built by Hillcrest at Norbury’s Yard. From our conversations at the consultation event, it is quite clear that local people recognise the need for new housing to be delivered quickly, to provide opportunities for them or their family members to get on the housing ladder or to move home.”
James Payne added: “The consultation event has already given us some ideas about how the development proposals can be improved. There were also a number of issues raised that will need further work from us, such as how we ensure that we minimise the impact our development will have on local roads. I’d like to encourage those that weren’t able to attend to participate in the consultation by visiting the Booths Park Living website, or by completing the feedback forms which will soon be delivered around the community.”
Booths Park has been owned by Bruntwood since 2004. The proposals will look at enhancing the leisure potential of the site, including new cycle and pedestrian routes around Booths Mere with improved links into the town. Bruntwood is actively engaging in discussions with Knutsford’s GP surgeries about the potential for new medical facilities at Booths Park.
To view the draft proposal for Booths Park visit the dedicated website.