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Land for sale in Wilmslow, Cheshire

Investment land for sale with development potential close to Cheadle, Stockport, Manchester, the A555 and M56 & M60 motorways

Bolshaw Farm, Bolshaw Farm Lane, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3JZ

Why buy land for sale in Wilmslow?

A rare opportunity to purchase a strategic parcel of investment land totalling approx. 6 acres close to existing housing and residential development. Currently in agricultural use the land has strong development potential and is available freehold as a whole or in lots.

The site is superbly located within the south side of Greater Manchester between the affluent and thriving towns of Wilmslow and Cheadle, close to the current A555 Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road.

A proportion of the land for sale features within the Local Plan for the proposed extension of the A555 Manchester Airport Link Road, which has recently been granted a £165m boost in government funding by the Secretary of State for Transport.

This relief road project has been welcomed by local politicians and business leaders and is important to improving access to the Airport and relieving traffic congestion.

It is considered that this relief road extension may open up the reasonable prospect of securing planning consent on the land. Given its location, catchment area and connectivity, the site has been considered as a potential area for residential and / or commercial development in the medium to long term.


Access to the site is off the well constructed and maintained Bolshaw Farm Lane via a securely gated entrance area. It is intended that Bolshaw Farm Lane will be adopted under a Section 38 agreement.

Method of Sale

The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in lots. The freehold is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Housing Need

According to the Stockport Council’s Housing Need Study published in September 2008, there is a significant need and shortfall of affordable housing in the Borough.

It reports that after allowing for existing stock, there will be a total annual affordable housing shortfall of 519 units.

Based on the average supply of 50 units over the last two years, the level of annual shortfall is over 10 times the number of units built, resulting in growing levels of unmet need each year.

Land supply is crucial to the provision of housing. There are currently competing demands from both the housing and economic development sectors which is putting pressure on the green belt.

Local Development

The land forms part of Bolshaw Farm which has benefitted from the recent conversion and development of residential dwellings.


The site is allocated within the Macclesfield Local Plan as being part of the North Cheshire Green Belt.

A proportion of the land is safeguarded within the Local Plan for the proposed extension of the A555 Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road.

It is considered that reallocation of the land may be pursued through the Local Development Framework review process and, subject to progress of the proposed Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road extension, that there is a reasonable prospect of securing further planning consent on the land in the medium to long term.

Any development would be subject to planning consent./p>

Land values rise by 5% as farmland hits a 4 year high

The average value of farmland in England and Wales has hit levels not seen since the beginning of 2017. Prices for bare land rose almost 4% in the third quarter. This marks a third consecutive quarter of growth and takes annual growth to 5%.

Limited supply and strong demand are supporting values. Demand is increasingly being driven by investors or lifestyle purchasers who now account for over half of land buyers.

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The land is available freehold as a whole or in lots. The site plan is indicative and Vantage Land may be able to amend the plan to offer you the acreage you require. Please call 01582 788870 if you have an alternative budget or size requirement.

Lot Size Guide Price
1 3.00 acres SOLD
1 3.15 acres SOLD


Bolshaw Farm, Bolshaw Farm Lane, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3JZ

Coordinates (latitude, longitude)

53.35912, -2.22466

Local Authority

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


  • 0.8 miles to Handforth
  • 2.1 miles to Wilmslow
  • 2.8 miles to Bramhall
  • 3.6 miles to Stockport
  • 5.4 miles to Altrincham
  • 7.9 miles to Macclesfield
  • 8.4 miles to Manchester City Centre

The site is situated to the west of the B5358 Wilmslow Road, close to its intersection with the A555 and leads onto the A34, providing easy travel into the heart of Manchester.

The location of the site currently separates the residential areas of Cheadle to the north from Handforth to the south.

The town of Cheadle is thriving as due to its location near the southern tip of Greater Manchester. The excellent local infrastructure accommodates for all needs including; Styal Train Station offering direct travel into Manchester, the M56 and M60 motorways and Manchester Airport.

The local area is booming with local shops, supermarkets and other local amenities; whilst the schooling in the area is well above the national average in all academic required examination results.

The nearby villages of Alderley Edge and Wilmslow are well known locations for footballers residences highlighting the wealth in the area.

Travel & Transport

  • 0.2 miles to the B5358
  • 0.3 miles to the A555
  • 0.9 miles to Styal Train Station*
  • 1.1 miles to the A34
  • 1.8 miles to Manchester Airport
  • 2.8 miles to Junction 5 of the M56
  • 2.8 miles to Junction 6 of the M60
  • 8.6 miles to Junction 19 of the M6

*  Journey Times: 5 mins to Manchester Airport; 29 mins to Crewe; 31 mins to Manchester

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The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991
Vantage Land Limited has produced these particulars in good faith but cannot guarantee total accuracy. Sizes and distances are approximate. Purchasers should verify any detail of importance prior to viewing and purchase. The particulars are not an offer or contract. Comments made in general advertising may not apply to this particular property and of course planning permission cannot be guaranteed.

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