Work begins on 71 new homes in Appleton Thorn

Bloor Homes has started building the first of 71 new homes on a 2.92-hectare site, off Stretton Road, close to the centre of the village, incorporating a large area of Public open space.

The development, which will be known as Hawthorn Grove, will comprise a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes, including several bungalows, and green open space.
Of the 71 new homes to be built, 22  will be provided as affordable housing.

Planning permission for the development was granted in June 2018, after Bloor Homes amended its original plans following a consultation with local residents and Councillors. The developer agreed to reduce the number of homes from 78 to 71 in order to increase the amount of green space provided within the development.

Rhys Nicholson, Managing Director for Bloor North West, said: “We’re delighted to be starting work on our new Hawthorn Grove development, which will bring much-needed high quality new-build homes to Appleton Thorn.

“We have worked closely with both Warrington Borough Councillors and local residents to ensure we deliver a scheme which will be a positive addition to the village.

“The homes at Hawthorn Grove have been designed to blend in seamlessly with their surroundings, and after listening to feedback from local residents and planning officers, we have increased the amount of green space included within the development. It is important to us that Bloor Homes makes a positive addition to the Appleton Thorn community, both during the construction phase and beyond.

“With a selection of two, three and four-bedroom homes which will cater for a range of buyers in the area, we’re expecting the demand for homes at Hawthorn Grove to be extremely high.
“We look forward to seeing this exciting new development take shape and to welcoming the first visitors to the development in the summer.”

Bloor Homes will be making a number of financial contributions to the village as part of the Section 106 agreement, including more than £450,000 towards primary and secondary school provisions and £57,054 towards improving local health facilities.