Anger over plans for extra house at site
RESIDENTS have expressed their anger at an application to build another house on land off Manchester Road.
Redrow Homes was granted permission to build 134 four and five bedroom detached houses at its new Mulberry Park development last October.
Now the company has submitted a revised application to add another house to the scheme.
Residents have objected to the addition listed in an online application.
They object to the destruction of trees and what they say is an ancient hedge and claim the site is already overcrowded.
In an objection letter to the council, posted on the planning website, Charles Bland and Rosemary Tomkinson, of Pool Close, said: “We have already stated our objections to the removal of trees and hedges – we note also that another mature tree has disappeared.
“We objected strongly to the removal of trees and hedges on the basis of a tree report that appeared fundamentally flawed – the protection given to the roots of our oak tree is still inadequate and heavy earth-moving equipment frequently trundles past close to the roots, but at least the applicants now recognise that it exists.
“We have concerns, as do others, that Redrow have already uprooted part of an important ancient hedgerow and are intent in doing yet more damage to the environment.”
Their other major concern was the plan to ‘squeeze in’ three houses on land directly to the rear of their property, marked off by a 5m high boundary hedge.
Nathan Rourke, of Pool Close, wrote on the council website that it was possible to see through the hedging at the end of his garden in winter and that fences should be erected. He said: “I would propose that this closed board fencing IS put in and the plans updated to confirm this rather than have it as optional.
A spokesperson for Redrow said: “We’ve made a small amendment to our existing scheme and are working with the local authority planning department on this matter.”
●● Redrow Homes is seeking permission to build another house at the site off Manchester Road in Tytherington