Site LPS 42: Glebe Farm, Middlewich

The development at Glebe Farm over the Local Plan Strategy period will be achieved through:

  1. The delivery of around 525 new homes; and
  2. Provision of pedestrian and cycle connections which enhance green infrastructure.

Site Specific Principles of Development

  1. Financial contributions to the delivery of a Middlewich Eastern Bypass.
  2. Relevant contributions towards highways and transport, education, health, open space and community facilities.
  3. The achievement of high quality urban and architectural design and the delivery of a high quality public realm.
  4. The provision of a network of open spaces for nature conservation and recreation which reinforce connections to adjacent green infrastructure.
  5. Contributions to education and health infrastructure.
  6. The site will deliver excellent connections to existing residential areas and facilities within Middlewich and within the site,  including pedestrian, cycle and vehicular connection between Booths Lane and Warmingham Lane.
  7. A pre-determination desk based archaeological assessment will be required for the site.
  8. The Local Plan Strategy Site is expected to provide affordable housing in line with the policy requirements set out in Policy SC 5 'Affordable Homes'.
  9. The development proposals must be of a high standard and have a positive impact on the various listed buildings, their character and appearance, including the setting of the Trent and Mersey Canal Conservation Area.
  10. Retention (or replacement) of the existing sport ground should be in accordance with the findings of an adopted, up to date and robust needs assessment.


15.494 Glebe Farm presents an opportunity to deliver a high quality, sustainable residential development whilst supporting the delivery of key infrastructure through financial contributions to the Middlewich Eastern Link Road. The existing permission for 149 dwellings adjacent to the site at Warmingham Lane enhance the ability of the site to achieve this.

15.495 The site is located toward the existing urban edge of Middlewich with a strong relationship to the residential area to the north and contains a pond, trees and hedgerows within the site.  To the east of the site on the other side of Booth Lane lies the Trent and Mersey Canal conservation area, which also includes the listed Rumps locks.

15.496 Existing green space adjacent to the north of the site offers an opportunity to fully integrate and maximise green infrastructure within the new residential area whilst enhancing the urban environment of the existing residential development to the north. Given the site's location at the south western edge of the existing settlement, the provision of new infrastructure and facilities will ensure future development is sustainable whilst the provision of strong pedestrian and cycle links to existing residential and employment areas will support facilities elsewhere in the town.

15.497 The site strongly contributes to the achievement of the Local Plan Strategy Vision and Objectives by enhancing environmental quality, promoting conditions for the creation of sustainable communities and delivering the housing that Middlewich requires to sustain the overall vitality of the town.

15.498 Any replacement and/or new sports provision should be in accordance with an adopted up to date and robust Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Strategy and with Policy SC 2 ‘Indoor and Outdoor Sports Facilities’.

Policy information


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