Gladman withdraws contentious Congleton scheme

Gladman Developments has withdrawn plans for 150 homes on the edge of Congleton, just as the project appeared on a planning agenda with a recommendation to refuse.

Cheshire East’s planning committee is due to meet next Wednesday, and had included Gladman’s proposal to build a residential estate on a site on Macclesfield Road, Eaton.

Due to its position within open countryside, outside the settlement boundary for Congleton, and not necessary due to a five-year housing supply, the council’s planning officers had suggested the scheme be rejected by the councillors.

Eaton and Gawsworth Parish Council both objected to the project, as did 48 local households, as the project would put pressure on local schools and health provision, as well as adding to congestion on roads.

Alongside the refusal recommendation, the council outlined its section 106 expectations, should the application go to appeal. Around £450,000 would be needed towards highways, £150,000 for health, £450,000 for education, £26,000 for indoor sport, £150,000 for outdoor sport, and 30% affordable housing provision on the site.

A letter registered on Cheshire East’s planning portal on 21 August reported that the application had been withdrawn.

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Good too much country side lost already

By D oakes

Glad to see the countryside being protected, as once lost, never regained!..

By Hilary

The local council doesn’t seem bothered about the development on Manchester road…… bet gladmans brown envelopes weren’t big enough lol

By Nigel

We shouldn’t build on countryside and we shouldn’t build towers, we shouldn’t build roads and we should build railways. Just stop

By Floyd

Sense seen by all!

Well done to the local planning officers who are applying the clear facts.


Well done to Gladman for withdrawing the application and recognising that as a local development business it is their place to ensure our local community and environment is enhanced as well as protected.

Development outside the settlement boundary and in open countryside – No thanks.

By Glass half full of Beartown's finest

Thank you to planning and Gladman. Too much of our countryside is being lost. Finally someone is listening..

By Lynda

If the builders withdraw planning application, they can reapply,, but if application is refused there is a period of time before they can reapply ..
So obviously the builders have been tipped off !!

By Janine Clarke

Everything within the link road will come forward. It’s just a matter of time

By Tom

Gladman Developments are LAND PROMOTERS and NOT builders. Note that with every application, up and down this Land, they state “planning application for…access only.

Many a time they utilise various companies, ENZYGO/Fpcr and lately for reports for submissions to goodness how many Councils, to try and bulldoze their points of view; (many of these reports are erroneous) who’ve not yet got their “Local Plan” organised. One has to be ever aware of what is submitted and please do not be bamboozled by their submissions.

Gladman are despicable.

By Jessica

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