Ellesmere Port becomes a “housing hotspot” after the real estate boom
Ellesmere Port is rapidly becoming a ‘housing hot spot’ following a recent ‘housing boom’.
Between 2010 and 2020, 2,355 new houses, apartments and apartments were built in the region, in line with the Local City Plan target of 4,800 by 2030.
The latest figures are part of a 10-year plan by the Ellesmere Harbor Development Council, working with Cheshire West and Chester Council, to create thousands of new jobs, attract investment and build thousands of new ones. houses in Ellesmere Port.
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Details of over 600 properties currently in the planning have been shared with the Ellesmere Harbor Development Board, along with key developers including Barratts, Redrow, Bellway and more all in the area.
In the past 12 months, 81 affordable housing units were completed at various locations in Ellesmere Port, which the council said offered a mix of low cost rental housing and homeownership properties.
Councilor Matt Bryan, Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning and Climate Emergency, said: “Ellesmere Port has proven to be a magnet for new housing, the combination of a trust growing in the region, exciting new job opportunities and public and private investment. sectors continues to attract new developments.
“The speed at which new homes are bought and rented shows that the developers were right and now have a challenge to keep up with demand.
“Another big factor is the mix we have between affordable and market-priced properties and the range from one-room to large family homes under construction.
“As the Ellesmere Port industry positions itself to lead the new green revolution in carbon capture and hydrogen production, it is encouraging to see the Rossfield Park prospectus promoting properties that exceed standard requirements for ‘energy efficiency by including technology to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions plus charging stations for electric vehicles and other green technologies.
“The town hall asks residents for their opinion on housing as part of the consultation of the Local Plan.
“Thirty-seven percent of the people who took the survey on the website support building new homes in their area, but what standards would you like to see or improvements made? “
Currently, 1,128 homes are under construction with a flood of new planning requests. The council’s forecast for new affordable housing over the next year calls for 172 additional units.
This is in addition to the 115 units at the Anwyl / Torus site in Rossfield Road and 98 on Ledsham Road phases one through three.
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Affordable housing will also be included at the following planned sites: Station Hotel (19 units), Sutton Way (16 units), old Sutton PH (17 units), Phoenix Lodge (seven units) and Abb Capacitors, Rossmore Road (nine units) .
The board said there were “significant investments” in its job base through international companies ranging from Vauxhall to Essar Energy and EA Technology.
Chris Farrow, chair of the Ellesmere Port Development Board, added: “Ten years ago the development board was tasked with restoring ‘Pride in the Port’, but we were shocked to find that only ten new houses per year were built.
“We agreed on a plan with the council, building on the strengths and community spirit of the region.
“Today we have an average of 500 new homes a year. Ellesmere Port is a great location, with good homes competitively priced. There is more to come.”
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