Outline planning permission is being sought for a new residential development of up to 250 homes on land between Clay Lane and Sagars Road in Handforth.
HIMOR (Land) Ltd are also applying for permission to demolish one residential property at 15 Hampson Crescent, in order to facilitate a new access for vehicles into the site, and associated works. All other matters (layout, scale, appearance and landscaping) are reserved for future consideration.
The 8.35 hectare site, which is currently used as agricultural grazing land and consists of three fields, has been allocated in the recently adopted the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy (LPS) for the delivery of 250 dwellings.
This outline planning application has been submitted as soon as possible following adoption of the LPS in order to ensure the earliest possible delivery of the site.
It is proposed that 75 of the 250 properties will be affordable housing.
The application states that HIMOR (Land) Ltd is willing to enter into a Section 106 agreement and provide an education contribution where appropriate and necessary in order to provide additional capacity in local schools.
According to the supporting documentation "A Transport Assessment has been submitted with this outline planning application, which demonstrates that the traffic arising from the development would be negligible with no significant impacts arising. The proposed access design has already been endorsed by the local highways authority and considered by the Local Plan Inspector through the examination for the Cheshire East LPS."
The application concludes that "The principle of residential development on this site for 250 dwellings has already been fully established through the adoption of the Cheshire East LPS and Policy LPS34. It is also recognised by the Council as being critical that housing is delivered on this site within the short-term in order to contribute to the 5-year housing land supply and significantly boost the supply of housing."
Handforth Parish Council has called an extra-ordinary meeting to discuss this planning application.
The outline plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference. The last date for submitting comments is 7th September and a decision is expected by 8th November.