IN close proximity, three
housing developments are providing homes for new
residents in Nantwich.
One is older
than the other two as work on the site of The Millfields
pub was completed in December 2014. That one is
Millfield Mews in Blagg Avenue on the Millfields housing
The January 8,
2014, edition of the Nantwich
Chronicle reported: "Work
has begun on a £1.7million
development that will see a
‘bomb site’ transformed into
There were to be 12
two-bedroom homes and two
provided by Wulvern Housing
Ltd of Crewe, a
concern which manages more
than 5,200 homes in Nantwich, Crewe, and
Crewe-based contractors Lothlorian
were brought in to transform the site
into homes. (See
The project had been awarded
grant funding of £308,000
through the Homes and
Affordable Homes Guarantee Programme.
The Mews stands
on the site of The Millfields
pub (above left), which was
featured on this page.
There was a pond where the pub cellar had been which some feared might
be a danger to children despite being fenced in.
A SINGLE-road development
with two names now stands on what was an empty green
area between Marsh Lane and the Shropshire Union Canal.
The road is Canalside Close and the development
is Water's Edge - both
Built by Elan
Homes, the development has 13 properties - although
there is no No 13, so the first house you see is No 14.
The town side is bounded by
individual houses - one more than the last time I was in
that area - and the other end has a children's
playground - which Elan renovated - next to it.
But, much of the green
area remains to give a pleasant spot in the area.
There is a path
between the homes and the playground which gives access
to the canal towpath.
TWO well-known house
builders are creating Malbank Waters further along
Marsh Lane at the junction with Queen's Drive, next to the
Standing on Fields Farm
it is a
"consortium site" with the builders responsible for
their own areas - or compounds as a sign says.
A Bovis Homes
spokesperson said they were currently working on phase 2 of the
development, involving 134 homes, with 45 left to build
and sell at the time of writing this. And there could be
a third phase.
Homes website draws the attention of prospective buyers
to "the idyllic charm and rural beauty of the Cheshire
countryside at Malbank Waters."
west side of the site is bounded by the Shropshire Union
canal and overlooks fields in the adjacent farmland area
Facts and comments in this feature are not intended as
an advertisement for any of the developments.