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The land on Ashton's Farm is designated as Green Belt. Credit: Google Earth

Brooklyn Holdings plots 250 homes on Green Belt

Julia Hatmaker

The developer has lodged its intentions with Warrington Council to build on 27 acres east of Clay Lane in Burtonwood.

Plans have not been formally submitted, instead, a screening opinion was sent to the council. This document, written by environmental consultants Appletons, requests the council not require an environmental impact assessment.

The document outlines Brooklyn Holdings vision for the development at Ashton’s Farm. It will include up to 250 residential properties and six acres of space for biological offsetting.

Appletons wrote that Brooklyn Holdings should not have to submit an EIA because of a shortfall in housing in Warrington and the need for affordable housing.

“In terms of significance of impact, the environmental studies carried out to date suggest that this would be low and of a local nature only,” Appletons concluded.

Looking to learn more? The application’s reference number with Warrington Council is 2021/40242.

Ashton Farm In Burtonwood, Brooklyn Holdings, P Planning Documents

Development proposals for Ashton’s Farm in Burtonwood. Credit: via planning documents

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Rediculous this is greenbelt land ,250 homes means 500 people with a car each would cause havoc on clay lane which is over used now .Where would the schools come from for the kids plus doctors we dont have in the village or even a surgery ,once again I say ridiculous

By Will

I agree totally, the village does not have the infrastructure to accomodate this proposed building work.

By mick featherstone