This website provides details of the proposed development and seeks comments from the local community. This is an opportunity for you to provide us with your views and ideas to help us form the final scheme, before a planning application is submitted to the Council.
During the plan-making process, the Council concluded that our client’s site is a sustainable and suitable location for new housing development. It relates well to the existing built-up area of Handforth and is within easy and convenient distance of a range of key services and public transport options. The release of this site for housing accords with the emerging local plan and is necessary in order to meet the identified housing requirement.
It is triangular in shape and is bounded by existing residential development to the east, Clay Lane to the north-west and Sagars Road to the south-west. The land beyond Clay Lane and Sagars Road primarily consists of open countryside with dispersed development, although a farmstead and the Eden Mansions Nursing Home are located to the south-west of the site, along with an existing dwelling. An existing dwelling (Spurs Lodge) is also located immediately west of the site, at the corner of Clay Lane and Sagars Road.
The site extends to an area approximately 8.35ha and it consists of three fields. The land is relatively flat and is bordered by a number of trees. A small brook, known as Dobbin Brook, runs along the eastern boundary of the site, to the rear of the existing dwellings.
The proposed development would be served by a new vehicular access off Hampson Crescent, with no. 15 being demolished. The following image provides a detailed access plan for the proposal:
A parameters plan has also been prepared for the proposed development in accordance with Policy SC49 of the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy. The proposal would create a high quality sustainable development that includes the following:
Any planning application would also be supported by technical reports including ecology reports and surveys, a noise impact assessment and a site investigation report.
Should outline planning permission be granted by the Council for the proposed development, it would be subject to appropriately worded planning conditions requiring the subsequent approval of ‘reserved matters’ (i.e. layout, scale, appearance and landscaping). The applicant would need to agree such details with the Council through a future ‘reserved matters’ application prior to any development taking place on the site.
It is envisaged that the applicant would agree details of any appropriate planning obligations (e.g. towards education) through the planning application process.
If you wish to discuss the project please contact us using the form below to send your feedback and comments, making sure that all of the required fields (*) are completed. If you do not want your name and address identifying you in our report on public consultation when we submit the planning application, then please let us know in your response.
Please note that the plans may be subject to amendments following receipt of your comments.
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