Plans to create holiday lodges on outskirts of Wilmslow

Plans have been submitted Mr Cummins for the change of use of land to accommodate 12 holiday lets on the outskirts of Wilmslow.

Mr Cummins is seeking to provide 12 lodges, which would meet the legal definition of a caravan and therefore not present permanent structures, on the Green Belt agricultural site close to Rossmere Lake and Saltersley Hall Farm.

The proposed development will utilise the existing entrance to the site off Burleyhurst Lane and 24 parking spaces will be provided.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 21/3983M.

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Planning Applications


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

Mark Goldsmith
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 8:47 am
This application is within the Mobberly ward, so falls outside the jurisdiction of your Wilmslow councillors. However, given the chequered history of this site, Cllr Charlotte Leach of Mobberly ward has already contacted me to discuss this application.

Last year, the owner of this field applied to dump thousands of tonnes of building rubble on it, supposedly to improve its drainage. However, this was withdrawn when Cheshire East classified the request as a commercial land-fill scheme.

Unfortunately, this is the applicants latest speculative attempt to inappropriately commercialise this green-belt site. Holiday lodges can be lived in all-year and if allowed, it would give the area residential status. The lodges would not even have to be built for a second application to be submitted to build a housing estate. At that point there would be few planning laws available to reject it and ultimately, I think this is the end goal.

Therefore, I fully expect this application to be 'called in' and go before the Northern Planning Committee to decide on it. I also struggle to see why they or the planning officers will support it.

Cllr Mark Goldsmith
Residents of Wilmslow
Wilmslow West & Chorley
Nick Jones
Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 10:39 am
Whilst different, but in a similar vein…, I note that whilst the person responsible was convicted and sentenced of "repeated disobedience" of an injunction to stop development of the illegal travellers site in Mobberley the site has not been returned to its natural state;
Mobberley traveller sentenced for caravan injunction breach - BBC News
There has then been repeat challenges to develop the land on Moor lane, Wilmslow and then there is also the issue of the further field at Mobberley close to Wilmslow border that has been flattened and gated ready for development... That also hasn’t been returned to its natural state... I note with interest Cllr Goldsmiths comments, but it strikes me Cllr Leach needs some assistance from CEC Enforcement /Legal to address the current unresolved issues that must surely impact on this proposal due to its proximity and similarity aside from it being a back door means to change purpose at a later stage..
Desmond Williams
Thursday 5th August 2021 at 10:56 am
I strongly object to the proposal.1. it is green belt 2.these dwellings will be let no doubt on a
long term lease and will not be used as "holiday lets" in the short/medium term. 3.
Access and egress will be an intrusion into adjoining areas. 4.Can the Council please refuse
this application.
Andrew Backhouse
Thursday 5th August 2021 at 6:16 pm
Glad to hear you will oppose it, Mark. Thanks!
Malcolm Wilson
Friday 6th August 2021 at 9:15 am
This is a cynical attempt to achieve a change of use for this beleaguered area of green belt. As before I would strongly encourage anyone who feels this should be opposed to this application to make their feelings/opinions known through the Cheshire East planning website.
Pete Taylor
Friday 6th August 2021 at 11:05 am
Next step- a Park Home Licence?