Reader's Photo: Land identified for potential development


Melody Ashcroft kindly sent us this photo taken recently.

Melody said "This is the land to the rear of Congleton Road that has been identified for potential future building. It would look very different covered in houses. I doubt you'd get an inversion like this."

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Reader's Photo


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

Kathryn Blackburn
Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 11:02 am
This is quite a revelation. Has to be one of the most beautiful spots in the County. Surely even Cheshire East Council would not stoop so low as to grant planning for houses there ?
Claire Haworth
Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 12:42 pm
Sadly Kathryn I'm sure they would stoop so low as they blatantly don't care what the residents wishes are. I grew up in Wilmslow but moved away 2 years ago (11 miles away) as I was fed up of the massive over development, ridiculous house prices and grid locked roads! I still do care about my 'home Town' though, I really don't want to see it totally ruined although is it already too late?
John Featherstone
Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 1:49 pm
CEC only interested in MONEY they will sell anything for MONEY money is there god you wont stop them if they want it and the moneys right its yours
Vic Barlow
Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 9:41 am
Give credit where credit is due CEC have a vision for the future.
Surely you'd prefer a bloody big housing estate and gridlock instead of all those trees and natural footpaths?
And what about all those families desperate for affordable houses?
No, no, forget I said that they won't build any of those.
Well maybe a token two…
As Bob Dillan said: "It's All Good.'
Steve 'Buck' Taylor
Wednesday 25th October 2017 at 9:07 pm
Why are we surprised with this behind the Congleton Road houses, when they put in the Alderley Edge by - pass to allievaite the traffic flow through the village there would be a price to pay aka the developers with the help from CEC are going to have their way to what and where they will build along that part of the A34. In a few years down the road if they get away with it the by- pass will be unrecognisable. By the way nice to see you back in action Vic I miss your weekly comment.