The plans of the Clarion housing group to build new homes on brownfield land in Chester have been approved. Latimer, the development arm of THF member Clarion Housing Group, collaborated with Progressive Living, which submitted an application on behalf of the not-for-profit developer, to plan 133 apartments on the vacant site near the Shropshire Union Canal and the grade II-listed Chester Shot Tower.
Construction Journal informs that the recently approved scheme will result in a mixed-tenure development with 54 affordable shared-ownership homes for sale. The project, which will include one and two-bedroom apartments, is part of a larger City Place masterplan that includes permission for a mixed-use development of residential offices, shops, restaurants, and cafés.
The approved planning application will now enable the scheme to progress, starting with the appointment of a building contractor. Work on the scheme is expected to begin this year.
The Group Development Director for Clarion Housing Group, Richard Cook, said: “Our plans to regenerate this prime Chester site will result in a mixed-tenure scheme and a variety of homes that the city desperately needs. We are passionate about developing mixed-tenure communities that boost local economies and provide critical affordable housing for residents. We are excited to see our vision for this site come to fruition.”