Galliford Try tries again in Crewe

The proposal for 40 homes in Crewe is going back to Cheshire East’s Southern planning committee tomorrow after its refusal in 2017.

The application for the 2.5-acre site by Galliford Try Partnerships is for 40, two-storey, affordable dwellings off Sydney Road.

The proposal is made up of four one-bedroom apartments, 17 two-bedroom dwellings and 19 three bedroom dwellings, all of which will be transferred to a registered provider for management. The proposed split in tenure is that 26 of the homes will be offered with affordable rent and 14 will be sold as shared ownership units.

The application has been revised since its refusal in 2017 which commented on its layout and its offering. “The layout has been revised to now incorporate an area of designated public open space of 10,700 sq ft and also the housing mix has been expanded to include one-bedroom ground floor flats to meet the needs of elderly/disabled persons.”

The Section 106 agreements include an £86,800 education contribution and £31,400 towards the improvements of local medical centres.

There were 14 letters of objection received, with comments stating “there is no extra provision of schools or other necessary infrastructure” from one neighbour. Another said “no changes have been made to this plan since its original refusal” and that the scheme would cause additional traffic. Multiple people commented on the fact that “the site is within an area that has previously been affected by brine subsidence and future residual movements cannot be completely discounted.”

As with the original scheme, the project has been designed by JDA Architects, with Barton Willmore advising on planning and affordable housing matters.

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