A PLANNING application to build 108 homes in Lymm has been approved by the council.

Proposals were submitted to Warrington Borough Council in March 2022, and have been subject to rigorous scrutiny ever since.

The planning description reads: "Application for full planning permission for the construction of 108 dwellings with associated works including the construction of a substation, laying out of road and footways, car parking landscaping and the demolition of 78 Rushgreen Road and the creation of a development platform and application for outline planning permission, the construction of a primary health care facility of up to two storeys and of up to 1,500sqm with car parking and associated works."

Warrington Guardian: The plot of land has been given approval for the developmentThe plot of land has been given approval for the development (Image: Supplied)

In April, the planning application was approved by a council committee, though it was sent to the Secretary of State for approval due to its size.

Now, the council says the application has been fully approved, subject to Section 106 requirements.

Section 106 requirements ensure that developers of large projects give back to the community in which they are building.

Bellway Homes, supported by planning and development consultancy Lichfields, has secured planning approval for 108 homes on land at Tanyard Farm, off Rushgreen Road in Lymm.

Of the homes, 44 would be four-bedroom houses, while 43 would be three-bed and 21 would be two-bed, featuring a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties, as well as 12 apartments.

Planning permission has also been granted for the development of a new primary health care facility, which Bellway will support through a five-figure health care contribution package.

The scheme was given the go-ahead by councillors in April, despite around 90 objections being received by the council.

Kirstie Oakey, planning director at the Manchester office of Lichfields, who secured approval, said the new homes are needed to help meet the strong demand for local housing.

Warrington Guardian: An artist's impression of how some of the homes could lookAn artist's impression of how some of the homes could look (Image: Supplied)

She added: “Tanyard Farm is a terrific community development, creating a sustainable residential neighbourhood within walking distance of local schools, shops and amenities.

“Together with the addition of a new healthcare facility, it will undoubtedly contribute positively to this part of Lymm and the wider area.

“We are continuing to work with property developers and local planning authorities to ensure other schemes across the north west region are seen as viable additions to local housing stock, providing people with good quality, affordable homes.”