Community groups in Chelford benefit from Jones Homes’ £270,000 cash injection

Community groups across Chelford will benefit from a cash injection of more than £270,000 from Jones Homes.

The developer is building 94 homes on the former Eddie Stobart haulage depot off Knutsford Road.

Jones Homes is investing the funds as part of its planning agreement for the scheme, known as Cricketers Green.

A community pot of £75,000 will be divided among Astle Court Community Room, a village centre facility, community uses at Chelford Primary School and other good causes, including youth clubs and Scouts.

Chelford Primary School and Peover Primary School will benefit from £195,000 of investment in education.

A further contribution to improve off-site open spaces will go towards providing a junior football pitch at Mere Court, providing changing facilities at Chelford Village Hall and improving other sports pitches in the village.

Gemma Pownall, Sales Director for Jones Homes North West, said:

“Cricketers Green is a fantastic example of how brownfield sites can be transformed to help meet the needs of local people.

“The development has been extremely successful and is becoming an attractive and popular place to live.

“Jones Homes is a local company and we always work to embed our new homes firmly within the existing community.

“In the case of Cricketers Green, we are pleased that our planning contributions are being spread across good causes in the village and supporting two primary schools, so the whole community will experience some benefit.”