Green light for residential development at former garden centre


Plans for a residential development on the site of the former Ned Yates Garden Centre have been approved by the Northern Planning Committee.

Elan Homes have been granted planning permission to build 14 houses on the previously developed 0.81 hectare site, which is located in the Green Belt off Moor Lane.

The two-storey family homes consist of 10 detached houses and 4 bungalows. The scheme also includes 28 car parking spaces and landscaping.

The site currently contains a number of buildings and structures associated with Ned Yates Garden Centre, which ceased trading in 2014, Jacques Landscaping and AL & JM Leech Motor Vehicle Repairs which closed its doors for the last time in August 2016 after trading for 52 years, to make way for the new residential development.

The Northern Planning Committee agreed to approve the application at their June meeting on the grounds that the site is a previously developed site in the Green Belt and the proposal is not considered to have a greater impact on openness of the Green Belt or the purpose of including land in the Green Belt than the existing development. The proposal is therefore considered an appropriate form of development in the Green Belt.

However, the planning application, which is subject to a number of conditions, has only just been approved on the Cheshire East Planning portal. Presumably as it was also subject to a Section 106 legal agreement to secure £42,000 as a Public Open Space contribution, £10,000 as a Recreational Open Space contribution, the provision of 30% affordable housing and £32,685.38 as a secondary education contribution.

The planning application can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 16/1560M.

Moor Lane, Ned Yates, Planning Applications


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

Stephen Armstrong
Monday 5th September 2016 at 11:22 pm
Chapel lane is just getting busier and busier with traffic with new buildings at both ends and the council has even started to allow people to sell their gardens so that houses can be build in their place (bottom of Bourne Street).
I guess the council will finally be happy when every single piece of green land turns into another place to stick another car to clog the roads up.
Chris Boothman
Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 6:02 pm
This will be nothing compared to what will happen to Moor Lane, Cumber Lane and the south end of Gravel Lane if the massive housing estate is built in the green belt area between Upcast Lane and Clay Lane. Various applications have been made to Cheshire East and it has gone to the Secretary of State for change of use of this Green Belt. Yes every piece of land is under threat from developers and people who only care about making money. Nobody at Cheshire East seems to care that the lack of infrastructure to support these building projects. It's all about meeting government housing targets and getting more council tax income without spending anything in return.
Simon Worthington
Thursday 8th September 2016 at 8:29 am
No plans for a high school anywhere whilst building 1000's of houses??