Wainhomes overturns Cheshire East refusal

Emery Planning Partnership has secured approval at appeal for 80 homes in Shavington, near Crewe on behalf of Wainhomes.

EPP and Barnes Walker Landscape & Urban Design gave evidence on behalf of Wainhomes Developments at a three-day public inquiry in September.

Stephen Harris, associate director of EPP, said: "In allowing the appeal, the Inspector concluded there is no five year supply across Cheshire East, there would be limited harm to the character and appearance of the area, the scheme would bring additional trade for local businesses and there would be economic benefits to the construction industry supply chain."

The approved scheme will provide a mix of family homes, including 24 affordable homes in the so-called green gap between Crewe and Shavington as designated in the Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan.

Stephen Robinson, managing director of Wainhomes Development, said: "We are delighted with the appeal decision. There is a significant need for new and affordable homes across Cheshire East which is not currently being met. This permission enables us to deliver high-quality homes for families living and working in the area."

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