Housing developments across Knutsford and Holmes Chapel
Groups have raised concerns over plans by the Tatton Estate for 235 houses and apartments north of the Parkgate Industrial Estate.
Brian Chaplin from SOuth Knutsford Residents Group said to councillors at the town’s planning committee: “We recognise the site has a number of underlying disadvantages that need to be taken into account – with Tatton Park to the north – a sensitive site, and Parkgate Industrial Estate to the south, with noise and industrial processes.
“It’s under the flight path to Manchester Airport, and the sole access is by means of a road of inadequate capacity.
“There isn’t a fully-developed affordable housing scheme – and the upmarket and affordable homes are separate, contrary to Cheshire East’s policy of pepper-potting affordable homes within developments.
“There are a number of quite cramped areas – suburban streets with awkward parking arrangements, and many of the dwellings have tiny rooms.
“The design of the apartments is monolithic – it’s quite clear what their intention is – largely to deflect sound from the Parkgate Industrial Estate.
“The application lacks a visual impact assessment and computer-generated visualisations of the effectiveness of the landscaping towards Tatton Park.”
Another development for six new homes in Holmes Chapel has won approval after submitting revised plans taking concerns over the scheme into account. The developers submitted revised plans.
Holmes Chapel Parish Council had opposed the scheme because of its design, poor housing mix and providing no affordable homes, and the plans had also attracted opposition from 15 residents, citing concerns over road safety, loss of privacy, design, loss of trees and hedgerows and ecological impact.