MMU and Dunnocksfold Road

MMU Exhibition

There will be a public exhibition on 23 July from 4-8pm at the old drama studio, Alsager school (access via the Alsager leisure centre).
This is an exhibition of the proposals by David Wilson Homes/Barratt Homes for the redevelopment of the MMU site.
 David Wilson Homes/Barratt Homes want to take the opportunity of presenting the proposals for the sports development and new residential development. They say they will then consider comments prior to the submission of the planning application. 
Please attend and make your views known.

Dunnocksfold Road

Unfortunately, we lost the Dunnocksfold Road appeal.

The Inspector at the appeal said:

“the Council has not demonstrated a five year supply of deliverable housing sites in the borough” and “the position of the council as to whether it has an identified supply of housing land, has swung backwards and forwards throughout the appeal process.”

We understand that Cheshire East is currently considering whether or not to appeal the decision.

Michael Jones is reported in the Local Paper as being “broken hearted ” over the decision.  Hopefully Michael Jones’ feelings on the matter and the potential impact on Alsager residents will be sufficient motivation for Cheshire East to fight for Alsager.

The cost to ratepayers of all of these the appeals is  ridiculous of course.  It has been brought about because of Cheshire East’s inability to deliver an accepted Local Plan and the Government’s policy (National Planning Policy Framework. – NPPF ) which insists that in the absence of a Local Plan there must be a presumption in favour of development.  In other words, development becomes planning proposal / developer led as opposed to planned.