Waste depot housing plan
PLANS to be build 152 homes on the Henshaws waste depot have been revealed.
Barratt Homes is hoping to build a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom homes at the site off Moss Lane on the Moss estate.
However, access to the development will be via the existing entrance and exit to the Waste Transfer Centre, a bone of contention for residents and the town’s leaders.
The proposals come only two months after waste boss Joe Henshaw revealed plans to leave the area.
Councillor Damien Druce, who represents Macclesfield south ward, is concerned about the traffic movements from the development.
He said: “By creating an access point to the development at Moss Lane there will be about 200 vehicle movements rather than the 50 waggon movements we have now. You cannot simply replace one problem with another. This sort of development needs significant investment in infrastructure and must link in with the current SMDA. This is a speculative proposal.”
Coun Druce also wants the development to link in the forthcoming South Macclesfield Development Area (SMDA) scheme which involves 1,000 homes and a new link road between Congleton Road and London Road.
More than 100 residents turned up to an exhibition about plans unveiled at Ash Grove Primary School on Monday.
Andrew Lester, representing Barratt Homes, said the reaction from the 115 residents and councillors who visited the exhibition was ‘overwhelmingly positive’ but admitted they would look at concerns about traffic before putting in a planning application.
More information about the proposals is available on the project website www. moss- lane. co. uk A consultation will run until January 26.
●● An artist’s impression of plans for 152 homes on the Henshaws site in Macclesfield