Ob­jec­tions mount over new homes plan for Low­er­house Mill

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OP­PO­SI­TION is build­ing against an ap­pli­ca­tion for 42 homes at Low­er­house Mill.

Rowl­in­son In­vest­ments Ltd has sub­mit­ted plans for 34 homes and eight apart­ments on the land on Al­bert Road. Ob­jec­tions to the ap­pli­ca­tion have been regis­tered with Cheshire East with con­cerns in­clud­ing flood risk and traf­fic on Al­bert Road.

Ac­tion group the Dean Val­ley En­vi­ron­men­tal Project (DVEP) is urg­ing peo­ple to reg­is­ter ob­jec­tions to the ap­pli­ca­tion be­fore the new dead­line of Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

Elaine Stokes, from DVEP, said: “Res­i­dents are up in arms about the pro­posal which would dou­ble the size of the Low­er­house ham­let.

“This con­tro­ver­sial site is a flood plain for the River Dean.

“If this ap­pli­ca­tion is suc­cess­ful, a plan to build 45 houses on the op­po­site side of the road could follow.

“Ac­cess for lo­cal peo­ple is al­ready limited along Al­bert Road, ex­ac­er­bated at peak times by two pri­mary schools, a fire sta­tion and a fac­tory. Any in­crease in traf­fic will put chil­dren’s lives at risk.

“To help us avert a tragedy, please send a let­ter to the plan­ning depart­ment at Cheshire East Coun­cil.”

The site was taken out of the green belt for in­dus­trial use many years ago but no de­vel­op­ment has been brought for­ward. There are calls for it to be re­turned to the green belt.

Bolling­ton Town Coun­cil has rec­om­mended the ap­pli­ca­tion for re­fusal.

David Roberts, Rowl­in­son man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Our pro­posal will pro­vide the types of homes the town needs. We were guided by Cheshire East in a pre-ap­pli­ca­tion meet­ing.

“I at­tended a meet­ing in Bolling­ton in Fe­bru­ary and lis­tened to peo­ple’s views and we de­vel­oped the pro­pos­als, tak­ing on board con­cerns over traf­fic and flood­ing.”

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