PROPOSALS for 70 homes on a former factory site in Ellesmere Port have been submitted.
The outline scheme, by P Z Cussons, is for the firm’s Fragrance Chemicals site in Cromwell Road.
Last September the Pioneer revealed how Cussons was closing the site and building a £26m manufacturing and innovation centre on Manchester Business Park.
Among the 150 workers to move there will be 20-25 people from Fragrance Chemicals.
The rest will be transferred from Cussons’ headquarters in Stockport and other plants. The new HQ is due for completion in 2010.
Cussons has submitted plans for 25 two bedroom homes, 28 three bedroom and 16 four bedroom properties, along with two one bedroom flats/maisonettes, in Cromwell Road to the new Cheshire West & Chester Council.
Sixteen of the two bedroom houses and the two one bedroom homes would be affordable housing.
The authority’s planning board was due to decide the application last night (Tuesday) after the Pioneer went to Press.
Councillors were to hear the application is supported by a number of reports dealing with issues including affordable housing, air quality, flood risk, a travel plan, transport, noise and trees.
Their planning officers recommended the application is approved subject to conditions.
The industrial land is bounded by the former G L Scott premises, the gasworks, the M53 and the former McAlpine site which has planning permission for 427 homes.
In the central Ellesmere Port area action plan, the preferred use for the site is residential.