A £25 MILLION plan to build 160 homes on the site of the former Wilderspool Stadium can be revealed.

Four years after it was demolished, developers have submitted plans to build the homes – and the scheme will be named after Wire legend Brian Bevan.

A planning application has now been submitted for the proposed development by Wire Regeneration, a joint venture between developer Langtree and Warrington Borough Council, and will be the first scheme in its wider plans to transform the town’s so-called Southern Gateway area around Wilderspool.

The new scheme will be called Bevan Mews – with the blessing of the Bevan family. The winger scored 796 tries in his 22-year career.

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How the development could look

The development is being designed ‘to reflect the very best standards in urban design’, according to Neal Biddle, group development director at Langtree.

“We are setting the tone for our wider ambitions to create a fitting gateway to the town centre,” says Mr Biddle.

“And, of course, we want to honour the standards Brian Bevan himself set, which are yet to be equalled.”

Warrington played their last Super League game at the famous old stadium in 2003 although the stadium remained in place until May 2014 when Warrington Wolves juniors had the honour of playing the last game there.

It was demolished later that same year and the land has stood empty since.

Warrington Guardian: The demolition of Wilderspool should be complete by the end of the month Picture Mike Boden

Demolition started in 2014

Mr Biddle says that ward councillors and local residents have been informed of the proposals and that he hopes the scheme will secure planning permission early in 2019.

Work would start shortly afterwards.