Persimmon’s proposals for 134 homes was approved at Cheshire East’s Strategic Planning Board after being twice deferred following local opposition.
The 20-acre plot is now set for a mix of two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes along with apartments off Hazelbadge Road.
The site is allocated for housing development under Cheshire East’s Local Plan for up to 150 home but has seen numerous deferrals.
The plans were originally submitted in 2017 and have gone through two rounds of public consultation since. Since then, the 146-home scheme was dropped to 134. A decision on the scheme was deferred in June and September, with the committee requesting additional information on flooding and car parking. The application was recommended for approval both times.
A flood of opposition came from local residents who opposed the scheme due to the loss of green space and its potential impact on the neighbouring school. Over 250 letters of objection were submitted to the council, which was supported by the area’s MP David Rutley, the member of parliament for Macclesfield.
However, following attempts to allay the committee’s concerns, Cheshire East’s strategic planning board gave the scheme the go-ahead at a meeting this week. Approval was subject to a Section 106 agreement to include education contributions of £260,311 for primary school, £310,511 for secondary school, £133,344 towards healthcare and £737,000 towards the Poynton Relief Road.
Mosaic Town Planning advised Persimmon on its application.