In April 2022 the Trust’s board took the difficult decision to close Holmfield – a block of 32 apartments for 55s and over in Alderley Edge. Find out how we reached this decision and how we are supporting residents.
Latest update June 2023
- All former residents are now moved out and living in safe and suitable homes.
- We're working with contractors to survey the building. Afterwards, we can safely demolish the building - we're expecting this to happen in late summer/autumn 2023.
The Trust announces an affordable housing scheme for the Holmfield site
In April 2022 the Trust’s board took the difficult decision to close Holmfield – a block of 32 apartments for 55s and over in Alderley Edge.
This decision was taken after two face to face consultation meetings with residents and the final decision was made at a Board meeting on 26 April 2022.
The following day, the Trust’s CEO, Mark Howden, and a Head of Customer Experience, David Squires met with the 21 residents to explain the decision and to outline the package of support and care that is available to residents.
They were joined by Mike Dudley-Jones, Chair of Alderley Edge Parish Council and have been in close contact with Councillor Craig Browne, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council and borough councillor for Alderley Edge ward, throughout the consultation process.
David Squires, Head of Customer Experience at Peaks & Plains said,
“We are already working closely with residents to understand their housing needs and to help them find suitable new homes. It’s a priority for us.
We’re confident, that with close support from our partners at Cheshire East, we can work with residents and their families to resettle the residents at Holmfield into alternative homes that are appropriate for their needs.”
The decision to close the scheme was based on the cost of necessary future compliance and repair work on these homes. This work would have made the scheme financially unviable. In addition, demand for these small and outdated flats at Holmfield is low, while the demand for modern efficient affordable homes in the areas is high.
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust plans to continue to work with interested local partners to redevelop this site in Alderley Edge to build these much-needed affordable homes.
Peaks & Plains has no plans to close any of its other sheltered schemes.
Got a question or concern?
We are a long way of building on this site. Holmfield is still a home for some people and we ask that they are respected.
If you have any questions or concerns about our plans for Holmfield please email firstname.lastname@example.org