Plans for new residential development in Dean Row

Plans have been submitted for a new residential development in the Dean Row area of Wilmslow.

Hartford Homes are applying for permission to build three large detached properties on land to the west of Hollies Lane.

The 0.43 hectare site is currently an agricultural field.

Each property will have five bedrooms and the accommodation will be set over three floors, with the top floor being fully contained within the roof space.
Additionally each dwelling will include a detached 2 car garage, accessed off a private driveway which can accommodate a minimum of 2 cars.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 19/5839M . The last date for submitting comments is 30th January and a decision is expected by 2nd March.

Dean Row, Planning Applications


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

Jon Newell
Monday 13th January 2020 at 10:15 am
You have to wonder about the competence of the agents preparing the Design and Access Statement.
In the transport section it says the 130 bus runs between Macclesfield and Manchester.
As readers of this website know, this has not been the case for some time and from the end of this month the chance of changing to tram or another bus at Parr’s Wood will disappear.
Only a quick read so far - how many other basic errors will be picked up?
John Gibbons
Monday 13th January 2020 at 11:28 am
Big houses, driveways and double garages. Are the prospective owners likely to care about bus links? Did they get the money for buying these kinds of houses by going to work or shopping on the bus?
Stuart Redgard
Monday 13th January 2020 at 10:26 pm
I've objected using the online portal available at.

This is wha I've said.
1) The site is in the greenbelt. The Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy is clear that development in the green belt should only be allowed in exceptional circumstances. There are no exceptional circumstances that exist. The houses planned are of a similar nature to those on the Bollin Park Development off Adlington Road. This site is still undergoing development and not all houses have been released yet.

2) The application is not in line with Policy H3 of the WIlmslow Neighbourhood plan.
Stuart Redgard
Monday 13th January 2020 at 10:29 pm
#Jon Newell.

Would think errors like this would count for something. However, my experience is that they don't. Objections have to be based on planning policy and not that the application is full of errors and "disingenuous" statements
Steven Kingsby
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 10:58 am
Will there be any "Green" land left on this side of Wilmslow if this is approved?
See a piece of grass! lets build on it.
Wilmslow must be a developers dream.
Stuart Redgard
Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 11:23 pm
#Steven Kingsby

That's why I was a volunteer on the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Group.

Now we have a Neighbourhood Plan in place we can use it to object to developments like this.
Lynne Prescott
Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 6:54 pm
Is there a shortage of 5 bedroom homes that I haven’t noticed. Seems to me that they are everywhere I go in this neck of the woods, so surely it can’t be necessary to build on green belt to accommodate more? Was feeling quietly satisfied that we had at least seen off the proposed Handforth road care home, but it’s like playing whack a mole with the developers. Hope the neighbourhood plan a lot of people took a lot of effort to prepare, really can help see off these types of speculative development
Roger Bagguley
Saturday 18th January 2020 at 4:51 pm
Lynne Prescott - First congratulations and respect to you and your group in so far seeing off the care home. Your level of research and professionalism is to be applauded and should encourage more members of the public to stand up and be counted when confronted with applications that will clearky blight their communities.

On Hollies, we at RoW are planning our objections to the proposed 5 bedroom houses proposed on this field that lies within the Green Belt. Just to back up your observation on housing need, our audit of housing mix at the Lindow end of town told us of all houses completed, under construction or approved in recent times 82% are 4 and 5 bedroom. Given the CEC Housing Needs Audit identifies a shortage of more affordable homes this should not be happening and certainly not in the Green Belt.