Revised plans for Wilmslow Park development


Revised plans have been submitted to demolish a detached house and replace it with a development of six houses off Wilmslow Park Road.

The initial scheme submitted in July 2017 was for seven properties on the 0.462 ha site which is currently occupied by a large single dwelling.

However, following a meeting with representatives of Cheshire East Council the development has been amended to take into account concerns regarding protected trees and access issues.

The revised scheme is for four 5 bedroom and two 6 bedroom homes with private gardens and two car parking spaces per property.

The six units are split into three blocks with 4 semi-detached units and 2 detached houses.

The revised plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 17/3115M.

Planning Applications, Wilmslow Park Road


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

Jon Newell
Saturday 11th November 2017 at 11:23 am
Absolutely rediculous. Four 5 bed house and two 6 bed houses. No garages and only two parking spaces per dwelling.
It must be expected that each these houses will be occupied by more than two adults. This would not be such a problem if there was Road parking - in this case there is ZERO possibility of road parking. As a frequent pedestrian on Wilmslow Park Road - often with a push chair, I have to walk in the road as workmen' vans block the pavement. This will be a permanent situation if this level of density on this site is allowed.
Fred Rayers
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 4:47 pm
The design document in the plans states:

"The car parking provided is a minimum of 3 space per dwelling, either in garages or on driveways, which is in accordance with the Council’s ‘Adopted’ Car Parking Standards of 3 per dwelling with no additional requirement for visitors."

Which is at least better than 2 per dwelling, but is still inadequate for 5/6 bedroom houses.

Also a shame there are no "affordable" properties on a site which is within sensible walking distance of Wilmslow Station, rather a wasted opportunity.
Sunday 12th November 2017 at 5:19 pm
Fred - there won't be any affordables. They will try and get £1 million each for the semis and £1.5 million for the 2 detached. Plus it is a shared driveway and you will spend your life manouvering cars around. The semis will have the benefit of balconies - but no sun on them because they are so close to the trees. Still, to compensate you can sit on the balcony in the Summer and enjoy the aroma of the Bollin cattle, - one wonders whether they will want them culled in the same way as they intend to "purge" the trees despite the TPO's.
Ryan Dance
Monday 13th November 2017 at 7:53 pm
Jackie. Perhaps they should demolish the existing building and rebuild a nice 6 bed/5 bathroom house. Sale price £3.2m. I’m sure this would appease your concerns? Not only would this be a like for like comparison. The developer / builder would benefit favourably from a hefty VAT reimbursement.

With regards to the drive. Most normal people would have to move caraaround to accommodate visitors /neighbors. Quite normal.

Balconies may not be your thing. Sorry about that. I do hope the prospective buyers can enjoy their balconies. Escpecially after paying £1.5m (as you put it)
Jon Newell
Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 7:39 am
As has been pointed out, I made an error in my post and at the weekend; there will be at least three parking spaces per dwelling and three of the units have double garages. These garage spaces are included in the 3 per dwelling.

Still inadequate for 5 and 6 bedroom houses where adult occupancy will likely be more than 2 and 6 dwellings of this size is far too great for this plot.

Noted that the local planning guidelines do not require visitor parking but there will be visitors and they will block pedestrian movements on Wilmslow Park Road - it is inevitable.

There will also be major problems during the development phase. The experience of the development at the Kings Arms roundabout, where pedestrian access was a problem for months, will be repeated.

Anyone living on Hazelwood Road and the roads off it will know how much disruption has been caused by the Virgin cable laying (and this is only a short term project).

I would hope that any redevelopment compels the developer to park all construction vehicles either within the site or at a safe location. They certainly should not be parked on Wilmslow Park Road where they will simply block all pedestrian movement - I think my hope will be unfulfilled!
Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 8:59 am
Jon - I agree the problem of parking on wilmslow park road is very important. There is only 1 entrance/exit which can take emergency vehicles and that is the Adlington Road end. When work was being done recently by a utilities company no emergency vehicles could have got through to one end of the park if needed. It wasn't their fault - they have to fix things, but there are now more than 200 houses in the park. The road, of course, also has the footpath through it which is used by children from the park and from Summerfields on a daily basis.

The Council seems to be agreeing to more and more developments with one access - most authorities won't allow it - there has to be an Emergency Access too, and not one which is "Emergency" in name only.
Barry Stafford
Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 5:23 pm
Agree with Fred. These builders would sooner put money into the S106 fund to CEC ,than build first time homes. In Bethel Lane, Chapel Lane and Holly rd .100 flats have been built .cheapest £340,000 ,upto £800,000 .Its been a nightmare for traffic,and residents. No small properties, under £150,000.for workers,or young people.Baz