A DEVELOPER has bought four hectares of land in Lymm and plans to build 64 new homes on the site.

Bellway Homes has confirmed that it has completed the purchase of land at Tanyard Farm, off Rushgreen Road.

Planning permission for 64 homes on the site was confirmed earlier this year after the planning inspectorate overturned Warrington Borough Council’s previous decision to refuse the scheme.

A mixture of three and four-bedroom properties will be built in a development known as Sandstone Brook, chosen due to the sandstone steps at the base of the Cross and the formations at Lymm Dam.

Bellway says it will ‘transform the site into a stunning residential development’, which will also include an ‘expansive public open space area’, a park and a pathway leading to the Bridgewater Canal.

Sales director Lynne Duxbury said: “We are pleased to unveil our plans for Sandstone Brook in Lymm.

“With its sought-after village location and superb selection of three and four-bedroom properties, we anticipate plenty of interest in this development.”

The development will launch early next year, with a show home expected to open in the springtime.

In securing planning permission, Bellway will be required to make financial contributions to the council – including nearly £50,000 for healthcare, £178,000 for secondary school provision, more than £15,000 for a new playing pitch and £5,000 in road improvements.