THE housebuilder behind three developments in Warrington is keen to acquire additional land to ‘satisfy demand’.

While timescales for the town’s emerging local plan are yet to be finalised, Elan Homes is keen to deliver new properties in the area.

It says it has a proven track record and is well-placed to help deliver the target of 18,900 new homes by 2037, which is set out in the draft local plan.

Philip Palmer, land director for Elan Homes in the north, said: “Timescales for the updated Warrington local plan are yet to be confirmed, but in order to maintain momentum in delivering housing it’s imperative that we continue to work with land owners and local authorities to tackle the housing shortage.

“The developments we’ve progressed in the Warrington area demonstrate our ability to take a flexible approach, adapting our plans to fit the local housing market.

“We look forward to speaking with land owners and their representatives to understand where we could unlock development potential and contribute to the council’s targets for delivering new homes.”

Elan is fast approaching a sell-out at Culcheth Green, a site once home to a truck dealership, which has been transformed into a development comprising 15 executive family homes.

It includes a biodiversity area and, as a result of homes being built, Elan agreed to contribute almost £50,000 to Culcheth High School.

Over in Walton, a gated development of 14 homes has been created on a former garden centre and restaurant site.

Furthermore, the developer has transformed the former RAF Croft site, which had been redundant for more than 50 years.

Plans to provide 25 new homes on a 21 acre site were progressed under an ‘option agreement’ with a private landowner.

A key benefit of the development is the creation of 16 acres of new parkland – almost quadruple the size of the public open space that was at Smithy Lane before the new homes were built.

As a result of the three developments, Elan said it has contributed around £700,000 towards affordable housing.