Published: Thursday, 2nd June 2016
Warrington Borough Council’s planning committee approves the next stage of development for the Omega South project…
A major outline planning application, submitted by Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL), for the next stage of development of the Omega South project has been given the green light by Warrington Borough Council’s planning committee.
The proposals for 1,100 new dwellings include the provision of 20 per cent starter homes, along with local shops, restaurants and cafes, public house/bar, a care home, and a hotel, supported by extensive landscaping and wildlife habitat preservation.
The plans will now be referred to the Department for Communities and Local Government before a final planning permission can be issued.
Omega Warrington is a joint venture between Miller Developments and KUC Properties, in partnership with landowner the Homes and Communities Agency and supported by the borough council and the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.
Andrew Sutherland, joint managing director of Miller Developments, partner in Owl, said: “This is a major milestone for Omega and Warrington. We hope that this will soon mean that we are able to bring forward a whole range of much needed, quality new housing, including affordable starter homes, for the area.”
In a separate but related development the so-called Cheshire Science Corridor has been launched at Warrington’s Birchwood Science Park, one of a number of sites across Cheshire which make up the Corridor, which has enterprise zone status.