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The Liverpool Echo recently contacted our Great Sankey Branch Manager, Nicholas Johnson for his views on the local property market. Nicholas comments “we are seeing lots of people from Liverpool looking to settle in WA5. It’s always been a popular location with easy links back to Merseyside. But, since the rise of Chapelford the options for a larger, executive home has increased the areas draw”
Chapelford Urban Village rose from the grounds of the Burtonwood Air base where it originally housed about 18 miles of surface roadway, over 4½ miles of railway track, 13 hangars, 16 miles of fencing covering 1,471 acres, and nearly 4 million square feet of aircraft parking facilities. Around 6,000 United States personnel were stationed at RAF Burtonwood in its lifetime. Towards the end of its life there was discussion as to what to do with the land. Some said it should be used as a peace-time airport, but Manchester Ringway and eventually Liverpool airports were given higher precedence. The site is occupied with new industrial and residential developments, with more to come. Many of the road names in Chapelford are named in memory of the base – California Drive and Dakota Park, for instance. And Mary Ann Meadows near Westbrook is a wooded area named in memory of the main repair depot, Mary Ann Site.
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