Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor Brian Silvester is pleased that the campaign to stop a 880 house development at Gresty Oaks has succeeded.(See appeal decision and map of site attached)
Brian said, “I am very happy that the campaign that I ran, that was supported by many residents, Rope and Shavington Parish Councils, Cheshire East Council and Shavington Borough Councillor David Brickhill, to have this huge development refused, has been successful. Along with residents,the Chairman of the Rope Parish Council and Cllr Brickhill I went along to the appeal in Crewe to speak against the application and to be cross examined.
If the application had been successful it would have destroyed the precious Green Gap between Crewe and Shavington, it would have caused traffic chaos and would have been unsubstainable.(See full reasons for objecting below) What this shows is that a determined campaign by local residents and their Councillors can win the day despite there being no Adopted Local Plan and no five year housing supply being in place.
Cheshire East Council now need to move far more quickly then they have in the past to get the Local Plan adopted and to ensure that they have a five year housing supply that is recognised as such by Planning Inspectors.”
Cllr Brian Silvester BA (Hons)
Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor
Cheshire East Council
11 Rimsdale Close
Tel/fax 01270 567757