Croxton Lane Brenig Construction p. planning docs

Cheshire East Council has approved plans to deliver 52 homes off Croxton Lane in Middlewich. Credit: via planning documents

Green light for 52 Cheshire homes

Agricultural land on either side of Croxton Lane in Middlewich can now be redeveloped under plans submitted by Brenig Construction, Anwyl Land, and Mrs D M Frances-Hayhurst Foundation.

APD Architects designed the project, which was approved by Cheshire East Council’s planning committee last week.

The scheme will deliver four one-bedroom, 21 two-bedroom, 19 three-bedroom, and eight four-bedroom houses.

Of the 52 homes, 16 will be affordable.

Residents will also have access to more than 4,000 sq ft of children’s play space.

Approval of the plans for the five-acre site comes after councillors voted to defer the application the month before. Councillors were concerned over gas emission from a methane trench, due to the scheme’s close proximity to a landfill site.

The application’s original risk assessment used a geo-environmental investigation report from 2018. The committee has since received an updated report from the environmental health officer, which sees “no significant risks”. Further investigations will follow.

Revised plans also include a zebra-crossing at Croxton Lane, following councillor concerns around pedestrian safety.

Hourigan Planning submitted the proposals for the project. TPM is landscape architect for the scheme and Eddisons is transport consultant.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 21/5436C on Cheshire East Council’s planning portal.

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I can see Cheshire East will not be satisfied until the entire Borough is covered in concrete.
Why are we using Agricultural land for house building?
As a native North American once said. One day man will realise you can’t eat money!

By Ian Mitchell

What are affordable homes? All homes should be affordable, but they are very over priced, so that the new owners are only in them for a short time and then move on, so they are too over priced in the first place. Affordable should be within easy reach and able to get a mortgage, without selling your whole life. So big deal, only 16! all the rest are just show homes, for the well off.

By Karen Andrews

More houses more traffic Middlewich shocking it’s all about money

By Treble99

The houses that have been built still need to finish the roads. The council need to look into this.

By Anonymous

@Ian Mitchell
Similarly, you can’t live in a field, unless you’re a cow.

By Sten

Please leave some of these green fields! I moved here almost 50 years ago because of how rural it was. It’s been heartbreaking to see so many green (and pleasant) fields eaten up by bricks and tarmac!!! 😏 More houses, more congestion. Not enough amenities or infrastructure, and the state of the roads is appalling. Enough is enough!!

By Anonymous

No need for more houses but then again it’s more income for CEC but no more infrastructure in Middlewich

By Mary Monroe

Hope the new owners bring their boat and waders ,when we moved to Middlewich 25 years ago we had lots of rain the fields on both side flooded was guite novel driving over the bridge with that much water either side of you.wouldn’t want it if you paid me to live in it . Hope they bring a boat with them when they move in.

By Sue Trevor

So many houses, loss of green rural surroundings – who wants to live there!! There’s more dwellings and not enough infrastructure or amenities to cater for increasing population!! And the state of the roads is appalling. The Council needs to prioritise ie who wants to live on land with potential methane gases beneath them? Also improve the condition of the roads.

By ChebBuck

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