Fury at plan for 32 homes along­side cul-de-sac

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

RES­I­DENTS are up in arms about plans to build 32 new homes off the back of a cul-de-sac.

Ec­cle­ston Homes Ltd is propos­ing to build the small es­tate on land off Moss Lane, with ac­cess through Moss Chase.

But res­i­dents com­plain it will cause se­ri­ous prob­lems for them.

The devel­op­ment will back onto the land ear­marked for the South Mac­cles­field Devel­op­ment Area (SMDA), a mas­ter­plan for 950 homes, a pri­mary school, su­per­mar­ket and link road.

The Ec­cle­ston pro­pos­als in­clude a pedes­trian and cy­cle link to the fu­ture SMDA devel­op­ment.

The scheme in­volves seven two-bed houses, seven three bed semide­tached houses, three three-bed de­tached houses and 15 four-bed de­tached houses.

Al­most a third of the devel­op­ment – 10 mews houses – will be af­ford­able hous­ing.

The ap­pli­ca­tion is ex­pected to be de­cided at the Cheshire East Coun­cil’s North­ern Plan­ning Com­mit­tee in Au­gust by coun­cil­lors who are likely to look closely at protests by some neigh­bours.

In com­ments pub­lished on the coun­cil’s plan­ning por­tal Al­fred Pem­ber­ton, of Moss Chase, said the de­sign is not in keep­ing with the cur­rent es­tate and be­lieves the site should act as a buf­fer be­tween the ex­ist­ing and pro­posed SMDA pro­pos­als.

Tracy Lo­mas, of Moss Lane, de­scribed the scheme as ‘an ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen’ adding: “The num­ber of cars that this ex­ten­sion would bring to Moss Chase will in­evitably cause road traf­fic ac­ci­dents and could in­volve hit­ting a child, a num­ber of which play on the street, in­clud­ing my ten year old son.

“Moss Lane is al­ready far too busy and this devel­op­ment would add greater weight of traf­fic. Ac­cess should not be through Moss Chase.”

John Rayner, of Moss Lane, de­scribed the den­sity of hous­ing pro­posed as ‘op­pres­sive’.

How­ever, the plans did get some sup­port from Mac­cles­field Civic So­ci­ety, a group which pro­motes sen­si­tive and ap­pro­pri­ate new de­vel­op­ments.

Keith Smith, the group’s sec­re­tary, wel­comed the amount of af­ford­able hous­ing in the scheme, hail­ing it as ‘an ex­am­ple for other de­vel­op­ers to fol­low’.

In the plans Ec­cle­ston Homes said trees and hedgerows, as well as an open wa­ter course sep­a­rate the site from the wider agri­cul­tural land where the SMDA will be.

Stu­dent Honor Row­lands in­vited Em­merdale ac­tors Danny Miller and Daniel Jillings for a char­ity foot­ball match at Tyther­ing­ton School

An ar­chi­tect’s draw­ing show­ing where the devel­op­ment will be and, in­set, an artist’s im­pres­sion of what one of the homes will look like

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