Consultation begins on Royal London development in Wilmslow

June 19, 2017

Councillor Ainsley ArnoldLocal residents are being encouraged to have their say on a six-week consultation which will contribute to the discussion on how insurance giants Royal London continue plans to develop at their Wilmslow campus.

The Royal London site is proposed as a strategic site allocation in the Local Plan. The ambition is to develop the site as a ‘living campus’, to create a thriving environment for business, as well as opportunities for living and relaxing.

The proposed development framework will help to shape future planning applications for a variety of uses and activities within the site, while protecting the site’s valued characteristics, including listed buildings, its attractive setting and mature trees.

Royal London was granted planning consent last year for a modern replacement for Royal London House, the main office facility for the company. 

Councillor Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for housing and planning, said: “Royal London already employs more than 1,200 people at its Wilmslow headquarters and is a key employer in the town. This framework provides the opportunity to bring more and better employment opportunities to the area.

“I strongly encourage Cheshire East residents, not just those in Wilmslow, to get involved in the consultation process and have a say in shaping this discussion.” 

The consultation will run from Friday June 23 to Friday August 4. There will also be a consultation drop-in event at Wilmslow Leisure Centre from 2pm-7pm on Tuesday July 4, where planning officers will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

Printed copies of the development framework will be available from the libraries in Wilmslow and Alderley Edge, Delamere House in Crewe, Macclesfield Town Hall and Westfields in Sandbach.

Once finalised, the Royal London development framework will be used to inform decisions on future planning applications on the site.