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East Shavington

Crewe Road - Shavington - Cheshire - CW2 5JB

A beautifully designed scheme of 275 new high quality family homes in the village of Shavington, Cheshire.

  • Overview

    New homes in Shavington

    275 new high quality family homes will be built on the land off Crewe Road in Shavington, as part of a well-designed and beautifully landscaped new development. The proposals will provide an excellent range of new homes from one bedroom starter properties through to larger five bedroom family homes.

    Reserved matters planning approval was granted on 19 November 2015.  A planning condition prevents us from constructing houses until January 2017 but we hope to commence construction of infrastructure works on site in 2016.

    These homes, in this fantastic location, are expected to be very popular. Please register your interest in the development at the tab at the top of the page, letting us know what your requirements are.

    Taylor Wimpey remains committed to engaging with the local community and this scheme has been designed with your help and ideas. Thorough engagement with the local community has been key to developing the detailed design for the site. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to contribute their views on the scheme.

  • About the site

    Why are new homes needed in Shavington?

    Shavington has suffered from a lack of house-building for quite some time, with no housing development of any scale having taken place since the mid-1980s. But times have changed. This trend needs to be reversed and for the people of Shavington to benefit from the delivery of new homes.

    The East Shavington site is ideally located to deliver the new homes needed in the area. It was considered as far back as 1999 as an 'area of search' for new housing by the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council. This site is currently unoccupied and unused, and is not part of the important Green Gap that separates Shavington and Crewe. The site benefits from good public transport access, close proximity to shops and services in the village, including Shavington Primary School, as well as a range of services offered in Crewe and Nantwich Town Centres.

    Located close to Basford West and Basford East employment areas, the site is also conveniently located to existing employment opportunities, notably Crewe Gates Farm Industrial Estate, Crewe Business Park, Crewe Hall Enterprise Park and Manchester Metropolitan University's Crewe campus. Cheshire East Council recently published its Draft Crewe Town Strategy for consultation. The strategy outlines the Council's vision to achieve a jobs-growth led vision for Crewe and considers how the town might develop in the future. It indicates where new employment and housing may be located, identifying East Shavington as a potential housing site to meet Shavington's local housing need and also assist the needs of the wider Crewe area. 

    People want to live in communities with a heart, where local residents and visitors can browse in local shops and use local facilities that are easily accessible and within an attractive environment. However, this could be improved in Shavington. In recent years, local shops and services have closed. This situation is not uncommon in villages and towns, but it should not be permanent. New homes in East Shavington would be located close to the heart of the village and are within walking distance to shops and services, therefore people will use them. This will increase spending in the area and have a positive economic impact locally.

    Shavington is a traditional village with its own identity and plans for residential development should complement the existing character of the area, whilst delivering wider benefits, both for new and existing residents. 

                                                   Site Location Plan from DAS

     Landscape context plan for the East Shavington development (image courtesy of Google Earth)




  • What's proposed

    Delivering the vision

    Public consultation has been at the core of the planning and design process behind these proposals. The approved plans for East Shavington will deliver 275 new high quality homes, including 30% affordable homes, in a sensitively designed scheme that reflects the rural character of the area. The development would feature extensive landscaping and protect existing landscape features such as trees and hedgerows. In addition, it will incorporate extensive woodland planting, as well as a new pond to offer an attractive water feature and the enhancement of Swill Brook - improving ecological habitat creation. The proposals also include a new informal recreation area, the provision of up to 2.99 hectares of green open space - which will be accessible for local residents to use and enjoy, and a community orchard area between Swill Brook and the main open space. East Shavington would also improve connectivity for residents by providing pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the development and enhanced local bus services. Highway improvements, such as traffic calming measures on Crewe Road, are also proposed as part of the scheme.

    The approved site layout is shown below.

    East Shavington Proposed Layout Rev E Large

    Approved layout of the development.

  • Community

    The benefits for Shavington and the local community

    With new homes come new facilities and local improvements which could not otherwise be created or sustained. We believe the proposals for East Shavington can offer a range of benefits for both existing and new residents, including the following:

    • Up to 275 much-needed new family homes to meet local needs
    • Up to 30% of the homes on the development will be affordable homes to help identified groups, for example first-time buyers struggling to get their foot on the housing ladder, the elderly or key workers, such as teachers and nurses - priority can be given to local people
    • A high quality, attractive residential development that has been carefully designed to complement and reflect the character of Shavington
    • New homes integrated with the local area, whilst providing character areas within the development that reflects its surroundings
    • A highly-sustainable development that encourages pedestrian and cycle routes throughout the site, and directly connecting to Shavington village centre
    • The creation of a wildlife corridor along the Swill Brook to maximise existing habitats, as well as provide enhanced natural vegetation
    • Accessible green open spaces that will provide a safe environment for new and existing residents to use
    • Extensive landscaping, as well as boundary treatments, to integrate the development into the local area and maintain its rural setting
    • Improved connectivity by creating walking and cycling routes around the boundary of the site into the wider area
    • Benefits for existing shops and services in Shavington village with over £2.5m of additional spending from new residents every year, much of it into the local economy
    • Through the construction work, there will be an investment of around £35.5m in the local area, which will create approximately 33 direct jobs and 83 indirect jobs over the construction period and additional spin-off jobs for other associated traders and suppliers
    • Opportunities for young people, as Taylor Wimpey want to work with local colleges and other training providers to support apprenticeships
    • Approximately £2.55m from the government's New Homes Bonus to be spent in the local community for the benefit of local people like you
    • A new children's play area
    • Support for local bus services

                              Young family    Play area

  • Updates

    News and updates

    Outline planning permission to develop the site was granted following an appeal in July 2014.  Reserved matters planning permission was granted on 19 November 2015.

    The construction of infrastructure works will commence in 2016.  A planning condition prevents us from commencing the construction of houses until January 2017.  However we expect to release sales prices and details early in 2017.  More details will follow in due course.  In the meantime please register your interest in purchasing a new home. 

    Anticipated Timescales

    Start on site
    Autumn 2017
    Sales centre opening
    Winter 2017/18
    First home occupied
    Spring 2018


    Taylor Wimpey in the community

    Taylor Wimpey has teamed up with Shavington High School to allow pupils to gain experience in various areas of construction - coverage from the Crewe Guardian below:

                                                       Crewe Guardian 13 Sept 2013