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A NEW 29-home development in Ellesmere Port will help bring affordable futures for more Muir residents.

Consisting of 25 two and three-bed houses, and four one-bed apartments, properties will be made available for affordable rent and shared ownership.

Work has already begun with developers, Lane End Group, to revitalise the former ‘Cousins’ factory site at Cromwell Road; with foundations being removed ahead of the area’s ‘fabulous new future’.

Muir staff “We’re really pleased to be delivering this scheme,” Alex Fury, Muir’s Assistant Director of Assets and Growth (pictured) said.

“It will create a fabulous new future for this site and hopefully for new Muir residents too.

“Developments like this are a great example of how Muir helps to transform local areas whilst providing much needed, high quality affordable housing with the support of Homes England funding.

“Muir, Lane End Group and Cheshire West worked really hard to make this scheme happen and I’m excited to watch it progress.”

Muir homesThe development will see four one-bed flats, four three-bed houses and 15 two-bed properties all made available for affordable rent with Muir.

Six three-bed homes will be provided for shared ownership with Homes By Muir.

Following removal of the former factory’s foundations, construction is set to begin later this month ahead of an early 2024 completion date.

Lane End Land Director, Scott Ashall, said: “The Cromwell Road project with Muir is a great example of how brownfield land can be developed into quality affordable family housing.

Muir homes“The site is located within walking distance of the town centre and will offer new residents easy access to many local amenities including shopping and schools.”

And Lane End Managing Director, Richard Harrison added: “Both Muir and Lane End are passionate about investing in people whilst building and nurturing strong new communities.

“As businesses we share many core values and like ourselves, Muir put these principles into action across everything they do.”