Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor Brian Silvester says “Willaston is under siege from developers. In the last year alone over 200 houses have been passed in the Green Gaps that surround Willaston. Now a new application for 120 houses at the rear of Cheerbrook Road has been made. See below.
Last year the Council passed an application for 21 houses on a site adjacent to the site for the new proposal. See site plan http://doc.cheshireeast.gov.uk/NorthgatePublicDocs/07655871.pdf
There are many valid planning reasons for the refusal of this application. The objections raised to the previous application by Willaston Parish Council are just as relevant for this application. I have listed them below. Recently the Secretary of State refused an appeal for 880 houses in Rope and Shavington because it was premature due to the fact that the Local Plan has not yet been adopted and in the meantime the Green Gaps should be preserved.
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)
Leader of the UK Independence Party Group
Willaston and Rope Ward Councillor
Cheshire East Council
11 Rimsdale Close
Tel/fax 01270 567757