Planning meeting, update

Our Town Council met in the Alsager Civic on Monday evening to consider, first, their Response to the Cheshire East Development Strategy which is out for consultation and during the extended public participation period several local residents and representatives from ARAG spoke on the subject.

Among concerns raised were the issue of the contradiction in the document between the stated number of affordable houses required in Alsager each year and the percentage that would be required of developers (the figures don’t correlate); the future of the MMU site and the probable and significant impact on Alsager of the proposals for Barthomley; provision for the elderly and the retention of green spaces. The issue of our Brownfield sites was not forgotten and there was heated criticism of the role of central government in Alsager’s predicament. The Town Council will announce their Response to Cheshire East, which will take account of the concerns of residents, at a later meeting.

The last item in the public session was the Planning Application for 155 homes off Sandbach Road North. After a brief discussion amongst the councillors including a detailed statement objecting to the proposal the Council proceeded quickly to a vote which was unanimous in recommending refusal of the application on several grounds. The details of the refusal will be found in due course amongst the objections on the Cheshire East website under that planning application which is listed on our website.

We are also pleased to draw attention to a Meeting at Rode Heath Village Hall on Tuesday 5th February,  7.00pm – 9.30pm for local residents who are opposing a proposed development at Rectory Farm for an amended application of 31 houses. (This is listed with a link to Cheshire East, on this website under Current Greenfield Proposals)