Green light for residential development on Moor Lane

Plans for a new residential development on Moor Lane have been approved.

Elan Homes have been granted planning permission to build 14 homes at Yew Tree Farm which is located within the North Cheshire Green Belt. The site is currently operating as an abattoir, however the owners no longer wish to run the facility at this location.

The scheme comprises a mix of 10 detached houses and 4 semi-detached dwellings with two 2 bedroom homes, two 3 bedroom, five 4 bedroom and five with 5 bedrooms.

The plans are revised during the planning process to move some of the plots, increase the size of some of the bin stores. Amendments were also made to the entrance and landscaping plans.

The owners of Yewtree Farm sought to establish the lawful use of the site for an abattoir and residential use, claiming the outbuildings have been in active use as a slaughterhouse since 2001, which was granted in June 2017.

The Stewart Milne Group were refused planning permission to build 21 dwellings at Yewtree Farm in January 2016 on the grounds that the proposed development would have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the development that exists on site, is inappropriate development in the Green Belt and no very special circumstances exist to outweigh the significant harm to the Green Belt.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 17/6269M.

Moor Lane, Planning Applications, Yewtree Farm


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Peter Evans
Saturday 20th October 2018 at 8:42 am
So, what precisely has changed since 2016? One wonders...?
Dave wood
Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 2:36 pm
If this project is to be carried out will the Planning Department ensure that contractors vehicles park within the site at all times, we don't need another Alderley or Buckingham Road situation.
Ella G
Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 6:04 pm
I'd have thought there'd be access and travel problems here, surely?