Proposals to build 200 houses on a greenfield site opposite Sandbach Rugby Club have been recommended for refusal by Cheshire East planners, more than a year after similar proposals were rejected by the council.
Cheshire East has hit back over heavy criticism from developer Muller over its housing delivery numbers, after the company claimed over a fifth of homes granted permission in the borough were actually given consent on appeal.
Plans to convert the grade-two listed Hartford Manor into apartments, alongside proposals to build 227 homes on land alongside the River Dane, are among the key schemes to be discussed when Cheshire West & Chester’s planning committee meets next week.
The last 20 years have seen a growing crisis in rural housing, writes Matthew Morris. The headlines regarding lack of supply and issues with affordability speak for themselves. Now communities face further challenges regarding the type and location of housing that is being built.