A public consultation has begun on the second part of the council’s Local Plan, which includes site allocations for more employment land in Crewe and housing development on Poynton Sports Club.
The consultation covers the council’s site allocations and development policies document, which allocates additional sites for development alongside the borough’s Local Plan, which was adopted in 2017 and runs to 2030.
Of the local centres in the report, the largest housing allocation is in Holmes Chapel where sites will support the delivery of 880 homes. Haslington has the second-largest at 480, followed by Bollington with 390; Shavington with 365; Alderley Edge with 250; and Disley and Audlem with 245 apiece.
Other towns and villages to have land allocated for housing include Chelford, where land for 220 homes is to be allocated; Prestbury with 115; and Mobberley with 60. In addition to the Local Plan, three extra sites are also proposed in Middlewich; these will provide a total of 210 homes. Poynton has also received an additional allocation of 80 homes on Poynton Sports Club, while a further 25 acres is to be allocated to allow the sports club to relocate.
Employment land also features in the document along with housing; again, Holmes Chapel has the largest allocation at 13 acres, while smaller allocations of under two acres are proposed at Shavington, Wrenbury, Disley, and Alderley Edge.
Two additional site allocations are proposed in Crewe to support the development of Bentley Motors’ campus, and land off Gresty Road to support further investment by Morning Foods in its existing site.
The latest consultation on the plan will run until 30 September, and can be accessed here.
Cllr Toni Fox, the council’s cabinet member for planning, said: “The current version of the SADPD document follows two previous rounds of public consultation and extensive engagement with town and parish councils during 2017 and 2018.
“We want to ensure that everyone who wants to comment on this plan is able to do so as simply and easily as possible. For that reason we have a range of ways available for people to view the document and to submit their comments as part of the consultation process.”