PLANS have been lodged to build more than 200 new homes in Ellesmere Port.

Homebuilder Northstone, which is part of Peel L&P, has submitted a planning application to Cheshire West and Chester Council for a new development at Rossfield Park.

The proposal is to build a mix of starter properties and larger family homes, as well as options for those looking to downsize, on a site where outline planning permission for new housing was granted back in 2005.

Rossfield Park, a former industrial site, has been the subject of major regeneration spearheaded by Peel L&P over the past few years.

The area has seen more than 570 new homes built by the likes of Persimmon and Anwyl Homes.

Northstone says its plans for a total of 216 new homes represent the 'final piece in the puzzle'.

Development director Jonathan England said: "Our vision is to create high-quality homes that are carefully designed inside and out with community, efficiency and sustainability at their heart.

"Our proposals for Rossfield Park set out to do just this while helping to meet local housing demand and complementing the local environment by retaining and enhancing the well-established Jacks Wood with a long-term management plan, improved walkways, signage and areas for exercise and relaxation."

Northstone says the development would include pedestrian-led streets to help reduce traffic speeds and create a sense of community.

A large central area of open space and other pockets of green space are also planned, along with natural play facilities and improved pedestrian and cycle links for the existing community.