Public meeting to be held over plans for green belt site
A DEVELOPER will attend a public meeting to lay out proposals to develop a green belt site.
Representatives from Cumberbirch and Son Limited have approached members of Bollington Town Council with proposals to build on land the firm owns at Hall Hill in Bollington.
Members of the Cumberbirch family, which has operated the Cumberbirch and Son Limited building firm since 1900, will attend a meeting of the planning committee later this month with their agents to talk about the plans.
The town council is drawing up a neighbourhood plan for Bollington and has received approaches from developers who are keen to develop areas of land in the town.
The land at Hall Hill is green belt so the town council is expecting a lot of interest from residents and has organised a public meeting to take place at Bollington Cross School to accommodate everyone who would like to attend.
The land, if developed, would have an access onto Henshall Road.
Town clerk David Naylor said: “We’re drawing up a neighbourhood plan and developers can come and put questions to the group about their intentions to develop sites in Bollington.
“A developer came to us about developing the top end of Hall Hill and will present proposals as to what it could look like if developed.
“It’s fairly big and could accommodate a few houses.
“Because it’s green belt we’re expecting a good deal of interest in the proposals from residents in Bollington.
“All our meetings are public and this is purely an exploratory session and a chance to listen and ask questions.
“No planning application has been submitted yet for the Hall Hill site.”
Mr Naylor and the town council want residents to be aware that it’s early days for the proposals and the meeting is part of the process necessary in drawing up a neighbourhood plan and working with developers.
He said: “The land is in the green belt and can only be developed in exceptional circumstances but as part of the neighbourhood plan process developers have a right to put proposals forward.
“If we don’t engage with developers in this way the neighbourhood plan inspector could decide that we have not engaged fully with all interested parties.
“This meeting should not be construed as the town council or the Neighbourhood Plan Group being supportive of developing Hall Hill.
“No decision will be taken at this meeting, it is a listening and questioning event only.”
The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at Bollington Cross School. To find out more about recycling newspapers contact: The Newsprint & Newspaper Industry Environmental Action Group (NNIEAG) on 01793 889637 or www.nnieag.org.uk
●● Land at Hall Hill in Bollington which Cumberbirch and Son Ltd hope to develop for housing