AN application to build 1,100 homes, a new primary school and a community centre on a site north of Nantwich town centre has been approved by borough councillors.

The bid, put forward by the ‘North West Nantwich Consortium’ which includes Reaseheath College and Mosaic Estates, has been earmarked as a preferred development in Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan.

This morning, Wednesday, February 5, members of Cheshire East Council's Strategic Planning Board decided to approve the application.

As well as the housing, the proposal includes land for small businesses linked to the college, a retail centre, a primary school and community centre.

There would also be a riverside walkway, allotments, and open space for a children’s playground, a multi-use games area and outdoor gym.

Meredydd David, principal at Reaseheath College, told the Guardian at the meeting: "We are very pleased with the decision and the recognition from the planners that this was a well thought out application with significant benefits that will come from the 106 agreement for the local community.

"It will mean that we will be able to deliver our master plan, which is to ensure our facilities and resources our the best possible for all of our students."

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