Gladman Developments has withdrawn plans for 150 homes on the edge of Congleton, just as the project appeared on a planning agenda with a recommendation to refuse.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A letter registered on Cheshire East’s planning portal on 21 August reported that the application had been withdrawn.