United front against homes
MACCLESFIELD’S MP and Poynton Town Council have joined forces against plans to build hundreds of homes in the green belt.
Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan proposes 650 new homes by 2030.
This includes three major scheme at Hazelbadge Road, Chester Road and Sprink Farm on Dickens Lane. But the town council want a say where the remaining 200 will be built and fear the town’s infrastructure will not cope with the proposed growth.
Councillors met with MP David Rutley and have agreed to try and explain their concerns to Cheshire East chief executive Mike Suarez.
Councillor Laurence Clarke said: “Whilst we accept there may be a need for some new houses, the final number, the locations, insisting that developers use previously developed (brownfield) land and the need for highway and other critical infrastructure improvements first, are the basis of our concerns.”
Mr Rutley said: “I recognise that more homes will be built in Poynton in the years ahead. However, there needs to be a stronger focus on developing brownfield sites, rather than building homes on the green belt.”
At their meeting are, from left; Coun Howard Murray, Coun Laurence Clarke, Coun Jo Sewart, Coun Mike Beanland, David Rutley MP, Coun Lee Podmore and Coun Mike Sewart