Following on from my recent articles, Development in the Green Belt: Friend of Foe and Court of Appeal ruling regarding deliverable sites, there has been further development as Cheshire East have approved one of the controversial schemes in the Green Belt.
This is a clear indication of the Council's intention to secure as much residential development in prime locations as soon as possible.
Cheshire East has given the go-ahead to an 120-home development by Ainscough Strategic Land on a former green belt site in Poynton, despite opposition from the local council. The council’s strategic planning board granted outline permission for the project on 22 November. The 10.8 acre site off Chester Road was formerly designated as green belt but was reallocated as developable land under Cheshire East’s local plan. As part of the approval, the developer is required to make a financial contribution to local schools and health facilities, as well as the Poynton Relief Road. Ainscough plans to build 120 homes, 36 of which will be classed as affordable. Plans were approved despite objections from Poynton Town Council, which argued the site should not be developed until the Poynton Relief Road was completed.