Poynton houses approved at third attempt

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.

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What an absolute disgrace! Obviously the puppet masters don’t love in Poynton. Shameful.

By Resident

Finally, although I think it should have been higher density given it’s so close to the station. I live round the corner from this and am pleased we will finally be getting some development in Poynton.

By YIMBY resident

This is disgraceful! It’s all about the money Cheshire East can make! What about the extra traffic it will bring to Poynton. Plus all the infrastructure eg: doctors, dentists and schools, all struggling to meet demand.

By Susan Brooks

Susan, you forgot to mention your housing losing value

By Anonymous

Looking forward to the first artic get wedged on hazelbadge And when it’s built watching the extra 300 cars queuing to get onto Chester road. Absolute shambles If people want to move into poynton there are hundreds of houses for sale in the numerous estate agents

By Nearby resident

@Nearby resident – ah the classic vehicle trip generation methodology for local residents = 134 houses must mean that 2.24 cars per house will arrive/ leave at exactly the same time. Despite the adjacent rail station, different work patterns, economically inactive members of a household etc.

By transport planners are cool

@Nearby resident – You are right, we don’t need any more housing, we just need more estate agents to tell us where all the existing homes are! Well done, you have just solved the housing crisis.

By iTS a diSGraCe!!!!1

Susan – note the contributions to local schools including Lower Park. New housing nearby will help give the school a well needed boost and invest in existing and new facilities.

By Anon

Very upsetting, we should see free land as sacred, when its gone we never get it back. We are being boxed in our and our freedom is being built on and destroyed!

By Resident

Finally getting some development? A head wobble may be in order

By Resident

We could all use the extra flooding in the future

By Resident

Poynton is finished
Was a lovely village
Wrecked now and I’m leaving, can’t drive anywhere without traffic jam, worse now
Thanks to corrupt east cheshire

By Local resident

That looks like complete and utter road carnage and more congestion now…fantastic….

By Anon

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