Community benefits

Wrexham Road Economic Benefits

We are proposing a residential development of up to 1,450 new homes and associated development in Chester. The development will include a range of property styles and sizes and affordable homes. The development will also deliver a new primary school, a local centre and a health centre.

New development can bring a number of economic benefits to the local area and we have estimated these using UK-wide statistical data.

Building the homes

188 FTE Construction Jobs
Estimated to create 134 temporary construction jobs annually over the 14 year build period.

284 Indirect/Induced FTE Jobs
203 ‘spin-off’ jobs could be supported in the supply chain per year of construction.

£26million Economic Output
Additional GVA p.a. from direct and indirect jobs.

Once people move in

£8million First Occupation Expenditure
On goods and services to make a house ‘feel like a home’ - a proportion of which would be captured locally.

£5.7million Estimated Additional Resident Expenditure
Within local shops and services, per annum.

£13million New Homes Bonus Payments
To LPA over a 6 year period.

£2million Additional Council Tax Revenues
Per annum.

Providing local facilities - Community hub and local centre

Education

A site has been identified for a new on-site primary school for children in the development.

Our aspiration is for an outstanding school designed to inspire children and teachers and a quality built environment will have a positive effect on children’s desire to learn to be provided by Cheshire West Education Authority.

We would like the school to be:

  • Innovative and energising in its design
  • Able to provide extracurricular holiday activities and other education, leisure, community facilities for the wider community.
A local centre

This will provide neighbourhood shops, and could include a pub/restaurant as well as having provision for a local health centre. This will ensure the proposal is sustainable and will seek to complement rather than compete with existing shops and facilities.

Delivering sustainable community benefits

Recreation and open space

This open space will include:

  • Recreation areas and children’s play areas
  • 3G playing pitch
  • Formal and informal open space
  • Dedicated park surrounding the SAM
  • Extensive landscaping
Affordable homes for local people

The proposals will deliver affordable homes of a mix, size and tenure to help local people stay and access the housing ladder.

Community hub

The development includes provision for a new primary school, public transport improvements, a health centre, local shops, a public house/restaurant and open space as required to accommodate this development.

Heritage

Discussions have been held with Historic England regarding the protection of a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM). This survives in the form of low earthworks and preserved sub-surface remains.

Therefore, in order to protect these remains, a green buffer zone surrounding the monument was agreed upon with Historic England and Cheshire Council Archaeology to setback the development.