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The Moorings to be built in Natural Sandstone

Henderson Homes is delighted to announce that it’s application to use natural sandstone for the creation of four semi detached and three detached homes at ‘The Moorings’, off Hurst Lane in Bollington, has been approved by Cheshire East Council.

Henderson Homes, an award winning third generation family owned homebuilder based in Knutsford, was granted planning for the development in 2015 following extensive consultation with the planning officers, conservation officer and the Canal and Rivers Trust which included the use of proposed materials within the development.

As part of the discharging of the planning conditions, all build materials were approved by the Council, including a reconstituted stone for the external walls, a material frequently used in modern residential development.

However, Bollington residents expressed their disappointment that reconstituted stone would be used for the construction, feeling it could lessen the aesthetic appeal of the development and its stunning canalside location.

On hearing the opinion of residents and speaking to several neighbours to the development, Henderson Homes was quick to respond, applying to the Council for approval to change the reconstituted stone for a natural buff sandstone.

Henderson Homes MD, Max Henderson, said; “Our Company has been in business for over 60 years and you don’t achieve this by not listening to the opinions of local communities, particularly when they arise from such good intentions.

“We have worked very hard to provide a development that is in keeping with the fantastic setting and that provides both a lovely place to live whilst also being appreciated by those enjoying the canal on foot or by water. We would never seek to reduce the appeal of the development as we are well known for the quality of our homes.”

“Whilst the reconstituted stone is a perfectly acceptable material and one that is often used by developers in areas where aesthetics are important, we agree that nothing beats the real thing and are delighted that the Council responded to our request to substitute the materials so quickly. This allows us to crack on with construction and stay on track to release the first of the new homes,” he added.

The first phase of properties to be released for sale are the four semi-detached homes fronting Hurst Lane. Cleverly designed to appear two-storey from the front elevation in keeping with neighbouring homes and to protect the ‘street scene’, the full three-storeys are evident at the rear and offering far reaching countryside views from the upper levels.

A lower ground floor provides an open plan kitchen/dining room/ family room that opens through folding glazed doors onto the rear gardens. The ground floor offers a private snug/study plus a master bedroom with en suite and a separate cloakroom/wc, whilst the first floor provides two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The second phase, due for release in early Summer, will be three five bedroom detached homes, situated behind the semi-detached properties in the courtyard and looking out across the canal.

Also with accommodation on three levels, the detached properties include an open plan kitchen/dining room on the ground floor with adjoining utility room, a cloakroom/wc off the hall and a separate spacious living room. On the first floor are offered three double bedrooms, one with en suite, and a family bathroom and on the second floor is a further two double bedrooms, one with en suite.

For more information and a brochure call head office on 01565 832786.

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