Some local readers will recall the former MMU Campus at Alsager which was part of the old Teacher Training College.
During World War II, a hostel built of wooden army huts was constructed on the site to house workers at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Radway Green, and was called Heathside. In 1945 it became Alsager Training College for the training of teachers which were in short supply at that time.
The wooden huts were still in use housing students until the early 1960s. The Alsager site became home to the Contemporary Arts and Sports Science Departments of the Manchester Metropolitan University but was then closed and the south Cheshire parts of MMU have transferred entirely to Crewe since 2006.
It now appears redevelopment of the Alsager site could result in a huge provision of new houses as Barratt/David Wilson Homes has applied to Cheshire East Council for the Demolition of all buildings and the erection of 407 dwellings with associated parking.
The proposed development will include laying out of new grass pitches, two artificial grass pitches with associated floodlighting and fencing, new changing rooms and ancillary parking and new accesses onto Hassall Road and Dunnocksfold Road at Hassall Road, Alsager.
The application will be considered by the council's Strategic Planning Board on Wednesday, 27th July.
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