Plans for new residential development at Wilmslow Park


Plans have been submitted to demolish a detached house and replace it with a development of 7 homes off Wilmslow Park Road.

The proposed scheme is for 2 pairs of semi-detached and 3 detached properties on a 0.462 ha site which is currently occupied by a large single dwelling.

The seven properties will have 5 bedrooms with 2 private parking spaces each and private gardens. The accommodation is 2 1⁄2 storey as it utilises the roof space for some bedrooms.

To date letters of objection have been received from 9 neighbours who have raised concerns regarding overdevelopment of the plot, the impact on local wildlife, insufficient parking, increased traffic, the proposed access is close to a blind bend and the proposal is out of character with other properties on Wilmslow Park North as they are over 2 storeys high and are of a much higher density.

Wilmslow Town Council's Planning Committee will be discussing this application at their meeting on Monday, 10th July starting at 7.30pm in Wilmslow Parish Hall.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 17/3115M. The last date for submitting comments is 26th July and a decision is expected by 15th August.

Planning Applications, Wilmslow Park Road


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 3:36 pm
I grow increasingly bemused by some of the documents which appear on the planning website. According to the planning statement, this land lies on Wilmslow Park North "which forms the southern boundary of the residential area of Wilmslow Park" - which it doesn't. The same document states, "There is no relevant planning history in respect of this site". If I remember correctly there was an application in 1990/1991. The "Design and Access" tells us that "a large training camp was built to the North of Newcroft" - true - that is Summerfields -
with a higher density of development than exists in Wilmslow Park and it is a statement totally irrelevant to this application. We have various references to "Arts and Crafts Style" incorporated into the proposed plans, and yet the plans appear to be the same as virtually every new build apart from there not being any garages. It tells us at one point that the front trees are to be maintained - but diagrams clearly shows that trees are to be removed in order to have two lane traffic into this development. It tells us that the embankment is to remain but elsewhere it refers to making it "level access" - which would mean digging out the hillside to make it flat.

Let's be clear about the context of this site. It lies off a narrow private road which has restricted access at one end because of presumably the weakness of the bridge. It has large detached houses with not a semi detached house in sight and yet the front houses are planned to be semis. All I can say is that if planning permission is given for this then people living in the semis had better get used to the smell of the Longhorn, because they will be considerably closer to them than existing residents on that stretch of the road.
Chris Neill
Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 9:16 pm
Well done Jackie for your forensic work on yet another overdevelopment in our increasingly overwhelmed small town. More potential builders wagons battering the roads, with about 14 more cars to join the clog up in the traffic and enlarge the potholes .
Let's hope our responsible and visionary planners see through this and protect our neighbourhood from more of these attacks to suck out money from every square metre of this endangered and special place where we live.
Jon Williams
Thursday 6th July 2017 at 8:47 am
One house 2/3 cars
Seven houses 12 + cars
Ryan Dance
Thursday 6th July 2017 at 6:40 pm
Much needed extra housing supply. The current house is rather large and with a 0.4ha somewhat excessive.

Decent housing stock at a reasonable price is what is needed. The comments regarding the extra traffic is a non starter. Bit of a joke....annoying at best.... mildly hypocritical unless of course you don't own a car. Or even car share with your immediate family. Probably not. Maybe 3 or 4 cars on the drive?

Try living on a busy road....I very much doubt a few extra cars will have much impact on this idyllic..overpriced.....oversized....excessive... expensive housing micro market. You might hear a few extra cars as the local residents mow their 0.4ha gardens.
Jon Williams
Thursday 6th July 2017 at 7:13 pm
Q - "Decent housing stock at a reasonable price is what is needed."

What in Wilmslow Park !
Ryan Dance
Friday 7th July 2017 at 6:47 am

A - one would suggest that a number of semi detached houses would be more favorably priced than 1 large house on a 0.4ha site.
Kathryn Blackburn
Friday 7th July 2017 at 7:22 am
Whilst I agree that AFFORDABLE housing is indeed what is required of the market. This is not what the house building fraternity is providing to Wilmslow. Precisely because it is Wilmslow, house prices are being inflated and as the government are providing the builder with 20% of their capital via the Help to Buy scheme this will continue to be the case.
However as with all gravy trains the end of the track is in sight. Property prices are set to plummet, sales will not complete, many of the houses in the planning pipe line will never be built.
Friday 7th July 2017 at 9:28 am
The houses/semis are three storey. The houses get parking spaces, the semis park on their driveways - such as they are. All have small gardens. The starting price for the semis will be circa. £1 million. Since when has that been in anybodies definition of "decent housing stock at a reasonable price"?

This area is used by locals for walking/jogging as well as by many children walking up to the High School. It is also used for school field trips to study both the geology and ecology of the area. The road is narrow, the footpath is narrow. On recycling day there will be 14 bins in a row completely blocking the footpath.
Ryan Dance
Saturday 8th July 2017 at 9:28 am
Jackie, none of the comments made have much bearing on this development. They ring true for every development.

Roger Bagguley
Sunday 9th July 2017 at 7:43 am
And Ryan's love of concrete!
Deleted Account
Tuesday 11th July 2017 at 10:21 pm

Isn't Ryan Dance the guy that thought the Rifleman pub site on residential Moor Lane wasn't suitable for housing.

Odd comment that ?
Brian Geddes
Friday 28th July 2017 at 1:00 pm
There are circa 125 letters of objection posted on the CEC planning webpage but due to the lack of a Notice,which triggers the 21 days statutory period for comments, being posted at the site the date has now been extended to the 16th August.
Please continue submitting comments.