Gladman Developments Ltd. have submitted a second application on land of Church Lane, Wistaston, know locally as Witters Field. Their original application was turned down by Cheshire East's Strategic Planning Board and Gladman have taken it to Appeal. Now, in a cynical attempt to avoid the Appeal, they have 'tweaked' the application slightly and submitted it again in the hope that Cheshire East will approve it this time around.
The original application outraged Wistaston residents so much so that hundreds of them sent in their objections to Cheshire East's Planning Department.
Residents group, Hands off Wistaston, co-ordinated the campaign to save Witters Field and they have jumped into action once again.
HOW Spokesperson Peter Wainwright says;
"This application is little or no different from the original and we don't want it. We need all Wistaston residents to respond now and send in their objections to Cheshire East again. It is important that they do because this is classed as a NEW application."
The campaign to 'SAVE WITTERS FIELD' is being supported by Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson, Wistaston Cheshire East Councillors and Wistaston Parish Council.
Wistaston Ward Councillor, Margaret Simon says; "Witters Field is loved by local people, it is very important to them and they don't want to see it built on. It is unusual in that it is farmland that has been used for generations by local people for recreational purposes. It is also in the Crewe and Nantwich Green Gap. The Green Gap Policy was devised by the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council to keep its villages and towns separate from each other and to help them to keep their own identities. It really is vital that residents take the time to respond to this new application as soon as possible, especially with the summer holidays almost upon us when many people will be going away. They only have until Wednesday 6th August to make their feelings known."
You can find and comment on this application numbered 14/3024N on the Cheshire East website under - Planning.
Comments can also be emailed to ;
or they can be sent in writing to;
Principal Planning Officer
PO Box 606
HOW's Peter Carton says;
"We can't afford to be complacent about this new application or leave the objecting for someone else to do. Please take the time to send in your comments to help to save Witters Field