Handforth bungalow set to be replaced with four houses


Planning permission has been granted to demolish a bungalow on Wilmslow Road, Handforth and replace it with four semi-detached houses.

The development by C&M Contractors will create 4 4 three bedroom houses at 179 Wilmslow Road, near the junction of Wilmslow Road and Kingston Road.

Each house will be provided with two car parking spaces. Parking for three of the four houses will be at the front in a communal area accessed from Wilmslow Road, whilst parking for the southerly most house will be to the side, accessed from the existing turning area.

A narrow landscape strip will separate the houses from the new footpath at the front and the communal parking area will also be bounded by landscaping. Existing trees will be retained at the entrance to the car park and within the rear garden of the southerly most plot whilst new trees will also be added to the car park.

The planning application can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 15/5439M.

Handforth, Planning Applications, Wilmslow Road


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Simon Worthington
Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 4:06 pm
That's 14 this week alone. Are these being deducted from the 900 or however many we were told we needed by 2030? Rhetorical question.
Terry Roeves
Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 7:42 pm
Simon, 300 Handforth if north of the River Dean, south is 900 for Wilmslow.
John Harries
Thursday 17th March 2016 at 11:25 am
WAS - one bungalow = 2 parking/access off Wilmslow Road/Kingston Road junction
PROPOSED - three houses = 6 parking/access off Wilmslow (main) Road/Kingston Road junction + one house = 2 parking/access on Wilmslow (service) Road.
The Best Western (Pinewood) Hotel opposite the Kingston Road junction is in the process of being enlarged by approx. +30% rooms and service traffic via Kingston Road to the proposed +250 new dwellings to the rear of the Lakes estate will swamp the area.
Our planning authority need to get real; these 'developments' are unsafe, irresponsible and against the best interests of the majority of residents. The trouble is that local isn't Sandbach (or Stockport for that matter) so who cares, it's just us at the outer reaches of the borough being robbed of our fast disappearing ruralist surroundings.
The pressure on the area is extreme - roads (A555 extension gobbling up all sorts of small green boundary land), housing (you must all know where that is being foisted upon us but also on our doorstep, just look at the size/scope of what is happening in Woodford) and now, just on the boundary with Heald Green (in greenbelt at Yew Tree Farm) at the end of Bolshaw Road there's a ruddy great big 'factory' complete with 70 foot industrial sized chimney (it's not a farm building that's for sure) shooting up out of the fields.
So much for preserving any green belt. Come on, once it's gone it's really gone.