Plan goes to full council
THE LATEST draft of a homes plan which threatens Macclesfield green belt is due to go out to consultation this week.
Councillors from Cheshire East’s Cabinet met yesterday (Tuesday) to discuss the revised Local Plan which states where homes will be built until 2030 and beyond. They recommended that full Council approves the draft at a meeting on Friday, 10am at Crewe Alexandra Football Club for public consultation.
It’s been a long time coming after the previous plan expired in 2011.
It was delayed after a government planning inspector stated the pan had ‘serious failings’ and needed more homes.
There are new green belt sites around Macclesfield earmarked for immediate development and a large swathe in south west Macclesfield for development after 2030 - to the alarm of the Save Macclesfield Green Belt group urges residents to object.
At a special meeting of the Strategic Planning Board this week coun Rachel Bailey, in charge of the Local Plan, said: “We’re considering a recommendation to full council to go out for consultation. This is not a done deal and there is an opportunity for people to comment.”