First new Council homes for 40 years

20 October 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council has accepted the keys for the first new Council homes to be built in the borough for 40 years.

Chase Park is a new housing development being built by Galliford Try Partnerships at the former Greyhound Stadium site on Thornton Road, Ellesmere Port.  Chase Park has 141 new houses, 45 homes are being built for the Council, the first local authority housing in the region in more than 40 years.  

Sanctuary Homes also has 56 new properties being developed on the site, which are available to buy outright, rent or through a flexible shared ownership scheme.

Councillor Angela Claydon, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is an exciting chance to rent a home in a newly redeveloped area which is seeing a great deal of investment and new homes. 

“Ellesmere Port is the first location in West Cheshire for new Council homes for many years and will offer quality homes for affordable rent. New houses are also being built in Winsford and Neston.”

In addition to the 45 homes under construction for the council, Galliford Try Partnerships will have 40 homes available at the site for rent and sale, as well as Help to Buy schemes to support those looking to take the first step on to the property ladder. 

Brendan Blythe, managing director at Galliford Try Partnerships North West, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council to deliver much needed high-quality, affordable new housing to Ellesmere Port.

“The town’s future is looking really positive with plans for wider redevelopment and investment being considered and it’s in an ideal location for commuters travelling to Liverpool, Chester and Warrington so we expect the site to be popular. We’re looking forward to welcoming prospective new homeowners to the site and seeing the community develop at Chase Park.”

Galliford Try Partnerships markets its properties under the Linden Homes banner and will have its first properties available for sale in spring 2018.

The Council homes at Chase Park include one bedroom apartments, two and three bedroom houses and will be advertised and let through the Council’s

West Cheshire Homes website: To speak to someone about Sanctuary’s available homes and options for buying, please contact Swetenhams on 01244 321321 or email

Linden Homes Ellesmere Port
Linden Homes Ellesmere Port 

Brendan Blythe and Cllr Claydon
Brendan Blythe and Cllr Claydon

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