PLANS to build more than 100 new apartments and houses in Warrington have been given the go ahead.

House builder Bellway has been given the green light for the residential development in Lymm which will comprise of 108 properties and will be located off Rushgreen Road on the former Tanyard Farm.

The firm has just exchanged contracts on the 10 acres of land eyed for the new development which will be named Narrowboat View.

And the modern housing complex will provide a wide range of homes for residents including two bedroom apartments, two and three bedroom mews, three bedroom townhouses, semi-detached and detached houses, plus four bedroom townhouses and detached family homes.

Each home is said to have been 'expertly designed' to an 'exceptionally high standard', with attractive features and all housing M4 (2) compliant, which means they will be accessible and adaptable for disabled use.

With its desirable location in Lymm, purchasers at Narrowboat View will enjoy a short walk from the development into the village, and some properties will boast a beautiful canal side setting too.

Garce Yarlett, sales director at Bellway, said: "We are thrilled to have exchanged contracts and are excited to be returning to Lymm.

"The first phase of this Tanyard Farm site was such a success so naturally we can't wait to be back, delivering more homes in the affluent and leafy village of Lymm."

Work is estimated to start on site by the summer, with the first properties expected to be released for sale in autumn.

Grace concludes: "We are hoping construction on site commences in the coming months and aim to start selling the homes later this year. We anticipate huge demand."

The application was approved by Warrington Borough Council last year.

The plan was approved subject to a section 106 agreement where the local council enters into a legally-binding agreement or planning obligation with a landowner but will be referred to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to approve due to the size of development in the green belt.

Almost 100 residents and Lymm Parish Council objected at the time.

Cllr Ian Marks said the new homes would "generate more traffic" on a narrow road.

He added: "There is insufficient provision for badgers and the wildlife corridor and there are objections to the removal of hedgerows.

"Development on this site would destroy the semi-rural nature of the area and lessen the separation between the settlements of Lymm and Oughtrington."

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