Revised plans to build 6 houses on land left to RSPCA

Plans have been submitted for the erection of six houses on a plot of vacant land which was left to the RSPCA by a wild life enthusiast.

Deanbank Investments were declined planning permission in November 2018 to build a row of 8 three-bedroomed terraced houses along with 25 car parking spaces on the land off Heyes Lane.

The initial plans were refused on the grounds that, due to its scale, layout and landscaping, the proposal "would result in a car-dominated, overbearing development of poor design which would result in a strong impression of overdevelopment visible in the surrounding built context".

The planning officer also stated that the proposed development would fail to achieve a satisfactory level of privacy between the proposed dwellings within the site, and between a number of properties along Oakfield Road and Oakfield Close.

The final reason given was that insufficient information was submitted relating to flood risk to enable the Council to adequately access the risk of surface water flooding and drainage within the site.

The revised scheme is for two rows of three houses on the vacant infill site with access to the development off Heyes Lane. Each house will have 4 bedrooms, one of which will be located in the loft space, and two parking spaces.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 19/0684M.

Heyes Lane, Planning Applications


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Karen Price
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 11:12 am
Well the developer must be feeling very confident at getting the new plans through as within 24 hours they have flattened the site of all trees and shrubs, leaving all the wildlife on the site, including foxes and owls homeless, its very sad, the neighbours are heartbroken.
Mark Duffy
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 12:42 pm
Let us not forget that in April of 2012 Jones Homes / The Emerson Group, in a cavalier manner with little regard to health and safety bulldozed this land, felling historic mature oak trees, even on land that they definitely had no title to, killing many wild animals, and crushing the roof of a neighbours car. I have pictures available on application, and stories can be seen on local news website
Graham McLelland
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 1:13 pm
To allow these houses to be built is a detriment to the neighbours and to the environment it should be stopped.
Cheshire east planning
Land off Heyes Lane in Belmont.
George Marshall
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 7:33 pm
Well this design is much more conservative...

More in keeping that’s for sure. It’s unfortunate the land was bulldozed back in 2012 & such occurrences should be prevented from ever happening again.

However we do need more “average size” housing in our village, and therefore this, and other, hopefully better managed proposals should be accepted.
Jon Williams
Sunday 24th February 2019 at 7:50 pm
Far too much for a small area with a dangerous exit, this one should be a "no" as well
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 5:44 pm
It'll happen. Money always talks.
Alan Brough
Friday 1st March 2019 at 8:29 am
The proposal has been turned down in the recent past due mainly to the fact that local residents held a heart-felt desire to respect David Browns' dying wish that his small pocket of land be left as a sanctuary for wildlife, flora and fauna. It therefore beggars belief that Emerson / PE Jones have the temerity to come straight back and try again to turn a shilling from this piece of ground.

I have used the above link to lodge objection with CE and will be writing to the RSPCA to explain why I will never again make a donation to their shoddy "charity."
Tony Haluradivth
Saturday 9th March 2019 at 7:59 pm
George Marshall all very easy to say that if YOU don't live near the site. For one thing they will be Executive homes not affordable home for key workers. We have swathes of these Executive boxes and we DO not need 8 more packed cheek by jowel on an already overused dangerous section of road. Sheer utter deceit and greed by the revolting RSPCA (Who are now nothing more than a political pressure group composed of hardened Animal Rights activists). Greed and opportunism on the part of Emersons/Jones and disgraceful neglect and complacency on the part of the council. I urge fellow readers to not leave bequests and donations to the RSPCA in future....
Alan Brough
Thursday 14th March 2019 at 8:52 am
Is there any further news on this updated application? I understand that the Northern Planning Committee sat on 13th March.
Craig Browne
Thursday 14th March 2019 at 5:25 pm
Hi Alan,

Although Northern Planning Committee met on Wednesday 13th March, this application was not on the agenda. As I have called the application in, I cannot comment publicly on it before the committee meeting, although I can try to explain the process and timescales involved.

I notice from the planning portal that a number of the internal consultees have yet to respond (including Highways, Environmental Health & Heritage). The planning officer has to collate these responses and then prepare his/her own report at least ten days before the committee is due to meet.

The committee is next due to meet on 10th April, which would mean that all consultation responses would probably need to be received within the next 7 days, in order for the officer to prepare and submit his/her report by 31st March.

It is possible that the application will make it onto the 10th April agenda, but it is probably more likely that it won’t be heard until the following meeting, which isn’t until 5th June due to the local elections taking place at the beginning of May.

Kind regards,