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Richborough Estates completes sale of Congleton site to David Wilson Homes

National strategic land company Richborough Estates has completed the sale of a 25 acre development site in Cheshire to HBF 5 star housebuilder, David Wilson Homes.

Sitting on the western edge of the historic market town of Congleton in the prestigious Somerford Triangle, the site – known as Black Firs Park – has been sold for a value in excess of £10 million. 

Prior to the sale, Richborough Estates secured planning consent for the delivery of 170 homes of between 1-5 bedrooms on the site, in mews, detached and semi-detached styles. There is also provision for a substantial quantum of green open space and a commitment to retain existing boundary trees and hedgerows around the site.

Accessed from the existing Black Firs Lane, Black Firs Park is only a mile from Congleton town centre and benefits significantly from its rural setting with views across the Cheshire countryside and the River Dane, 30 Acre Astbury Mere Country Park and Peak District National Park all nearby.

The site forms part of the strategic allocation in Cheshire East’s emerging local plan.

Paul Campbell, joint Managing Director at Richborough Estates, said: “We are exceedingly pleased to have completed the sale of this fantastic residential development site to David Wilson Homes.  Their track record in delivery of desirable, contemporary family homes that respect the character and materials of the local area makes them an ideal choice to bring forward a new community at Black Firs Park.

“We worked hard to bring this site to the market, ensuring that we are delivering a high quality residential development opportunity in line with Cheshire East’s requirement for new homes while also remaining sympathetic to the existing historic environment.”

David Wilson Homes has been delivering homes for more than 80 years.

Jason Corner, Development Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “Having acquired a number of development sites from Richborough Estates, we are pleased to have purchased this further site from them.  We look forward to delivering this collection of new homes in this desirable rural setting.”

Ben Marshalsay of Fisher German acted as agent on the deal.

Located in Cheshire East, the picturesque and historic market town of Congleton is 22 miles from Manchester city centre and 12 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

The town itself benefits from a number of retail and leisure amenities, including the West Heath retail shopping park, and a railway station connecting to the West Coast Main Line.  The M6 is just five miles away and the A54 runs through the town. 

For further information visit www.richboroughestates.co.uk.

16 August 2017