Rivers Edge housing development brings major community boost


A £700,000 investment to increase school places and improve local transport links in Warrington has been pledged as part of Countryside Homes’ work at the new Rivers Edge development on Slutchers Lane.

The substantial funding contribution will see Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School in Latchford receive £300,000 to provide 75 additional places across all year groups.
A further £300,000 is enabling Warrington Borough Council work in conjunction with Omega Busways to create two new bus routes that will access the development. The Number 47 and Number 10 services have been introduced to connect Rivers Edge with the town centre and surrounding areas, including Stockton Heath, Grappenhall and Appleton Thorn.
Countryside Homes, which belongs to the Vistry Group, will also contribute a further £100,000 towards improving healthcare provisions in Warrington.
The commitment forms part of the developer’s Section 106 agreement for the site.

Gemma Hardy, Managing Director, Vistry Merseyside and Cheshire West, commented: “Investing in local areas is equally as important as providing much-needed new homes. A huge part of our funding in Warrington is supporting a nearby secondary school to provide additional places and help manage increased demand for admissions.
“We’re also proud to play a part in improvements to local transport and increase the connectivity of the town to the wider region. The surrounding communities, as well as Rivers Edge residents, will positively benefit from these key investments long after our work in the area is complete.”

Countryside Homes recently released its latest collection of two, three and four bedroom homes for sale, and opened two new show homes, at the south Warrington development.
Rivers Edge has attracted homebuyers from across the region, from first-time buyers to growing families, and those relocating from nearby cities.
To book an appointment and view available new homes at Rivers Edge visit: https://www.countrysidehomes.com/developments/cheshire/rivers-edge-warrington


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  1. Great to see the developer putting money in but that development hardly needs any funding to improve access to the town centre. It’s easily walkable and the vast majority of residents will no doubt be at work during the day. I thought the plan was to reduce people using motorised transport. Sounds like a golden handout to WOB to waste on electric buses. Connecting to the wider region is simply a matter of easy re-routing of existing services. It would be interesting to see how the £100,000 for improving healthcare provisions and who will be responsible for managing that money.

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