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Hundreds of homes planned for Shavington Triangle
RESIDENTS have reacted angrily to an outline planning application submitted to Cheshire East council to build 400 new houses in Shavington.
Mactaggart and Mickel property developers propose to build a mixture of open market and affordable homes on 17 hecatres of farmland south of Newcastle Road – in green space known as the Shavington Triangle.
The homes would incorporate access roads, cycleways, footpaths, a play area and a community ‘hub’ building, incorporating a 400sqm food store.
The land lies 400m north of the protected Wynbury Moss nature reserve.
Supporting documents argue that an ‘extensive network of established trees and hedgerows’ could be used to create an ‘instant mature landscape setting for the benefit of new and existing communities.’ The document also argues that the houses ‘respond to local need’.
However, comments on Cheshire East’s planning website are critical of the proposals.
Problems foreseen by neighbours of the site include a perceived lack of public transport for the area, greater amounts of car traffic, the development’s effect on wildlife, and the land in question being prone to flooding.
A Shavington resident comments: “There is no need to develop the triangle site, it provides an oasis for wildlife and a much needed area of green. It is part of rural Cheshire and should remain so for future generations.”
A Wynbunbury residents states: “The schools in the area already have a large number of children not gaining the places they want, this will only get worse.”
The application can be commented on at planning.cheshireeast.gov.uk under reference 12/3114N