Dunnocksfold Road Objections

The number of objections to the Dunnocksfold Road Planning proposal is rising slowly, we need as many as possible, we have until 11/12/2013.  Please get your objections in and let Cheshire East know that:

  • We don’t want speculative development on our Greenfield sites
  • Alsager Residents rejected this site in the Alsager Town Plan and it isn’t a site in the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan.  It should not therefore be considered
  • We strongly object to developers ignoring Cheshire East Decisions and undermining the appeals process in this way.  Cheshire East has already rejected this application and the developer is appealing that decision.  The developer has decided to apply more pressure on the system and Residents by applying yet again for the same site.  We can push back against this kind of behaviour by maximising our objections.

Some suggested points for objection are also provided below.  You can place your objection and view other objections ( click on the application number column )  and the planning application  itself here on the Cheshire East website.

 

Please get your objections in. 

Some suggested objection points are:

  • This site is not included in the Alsager Town Plan or the Cheshire East Emerging Local Plan.  Cheshire East has rejected it before and will defend its correct decision at appeal.  This  application should therefore be robustly rejected.
  • This proposal for developing a greenfield site would be an intrusion into open countryside. It is outside the settlement boundary.
  • The proposal would cause significant harm to the natural environment, and would use best and most valuable agricultural land ( DEFRA’s assessment should be used, not the developer’s).
  • Alsager does not have a large employment base, and building on the site would encourage out-commuting to adjacent areas.
  • In the Sandbach Road North appeal, when commenting on the fact that Alsager is an area of restraint to support Potteries regeneration, the Inspector said : “it would seem wise, in this part of the Borough, not to proceed with development which would go beyond the draft strategy at this stage.”
  • The Hedgerow marks a boundary which has existed since at least the 1850s, as shown on the Tythe maps and the proposal is to remove the 100m hedgerow.
  • The fact that the owner has recently neglected the land and hedgerow following on from years of productive use, should count against this proposal rather than for it.
  • Dunnocksfold Road is a dangerous road with no footpath on one side. It is a rat run through Close Lane, it is dangerous and it is used by school children on the way to school. It can take no more traffic.
  • Bringing more traffic onto Dunnocksfold Road, where currently the residents have a reasonable amount of privacy at the access point is a significant intrusion and deterioration in quality of life.