Developers and parish council at loggerheads over boundary
MOTTRAM St Andrew Parish Council is locked in a boundary dispute with developers planning to build a property at Alstonfield on Castle Hill.
Parish council members are urging Cheshire East Council to vote against proposals to build the two-storey residence, saying it would encroach on Mottram St Andrew’s green belt.
But developers Emery Planning say while the site is within the parish of Mottram St Andrew, it is ‘visually, physically and functionally’ part of Prestbury.
Writing to Cheshire East on behalf of Mottram St Andrew Council, clerk Ron Taylor said the development would ‘increase noise and vibration’ and endanger road safety.
He wrote: “The green belt protects against the sprawl of large built up areas, in this case Prestbury encroaching into the Mottram St Andrew green belt.”
He also said the development was too close to an existing house, Broadoak.
He said: “Highway safety will be prejudiced as access to the main road is already difficult to negotiate safely as visibility is restricted.”
In a letter to the council, Martin and Kay Bowker, residents of Broadoak, also objected to Cheshire East Council, saying the development would infringe on their privacy, increase traffic, endanger road safety and reduce green space.
Nick Smith, principal consultant at Emery Planning, said: “The site is within the parish of Mottram St Andrew but it is visually, physically and functionally part of the village of Prestbury.
“The development would be limited infilling which is not an inappropriate development for green belt land so the presumption should be in favour of its approval.”
●● Plans show the location (red) for the new development at Alstonfield, Castle Hill, Mottram St Andrew