The Garden Village
“To create a sustainable, integrated, inclusive, and vibrant community, where people of all ages and backgrounds can find a home that meets their needs through the different stages of their lives. A beautiful and characterful Cheshire Village in which to live, work and play. A place that is very well connected to its natural and urban surroundings. A distinct place with its own identity and a strong sense of community embedded within the highest quality environment.”
Overview of The Garden Village at Handforth
The Village Centre
The village centre will include a mix of uses. There will be space for local retail, cafes, restaurants, a family pub and hotel. The intention is also to create space for services such as a community-run library and a day nursery. There will be apartments above ground floor retail uses. Other employment space such as studios, offices will also be provided.
Extra care accommodation for older people with care needs, and the village school will be located within the heart of the village.
A village/community hall and sports pitches will also be co-located with the school.
Space for recreation
Hybrid planning application
Following adoption of the Supplementary Planning Document and public consultation in early 2019, Cheshire East Council submitted a hybrid planning application in the Summer of 2019. Details of the planning application can be found on Cheshire East Council’s website by following this link.
Handforth Park & Ride
In early 2020, again following engagement with neighbouring residents and Handforth Parish Council, a planning application was submitted to Cheshire East Council to create a new Park & Ride facility close to Handforth railway station. The site is located next to Handforth Youth Centre and provides good pedestrian link to the railway station, the centre of Handforth and to the Garden Village.
If approved, the Park & Ride facility will provide a bus stop and 115 additional district centre car parking spaces (including 10 bays for people with disabilities), 8 motorcycle bays and secure lockers for 36 cycles to link the bus services and improve access for all to the train station and district centre.
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Details of the planning application can be found on Cheshire East Council’s website.
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