Another set of revised 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.
A revised scheme for two rows of three houses on the vacant infill site with access to the development off Heyes Lane were submitted in February. Each house had 4 bedrooms, one of which was located in the loft space, and two parking spaces.
These plans which have not been determined generated 50 letters of objection from local residents. Issues raised include: over development, design is not in keeping with surrounding properties, access and visibility is limited when driving out from the proposed development is difficult, lack of affordable housing in the development and the buildings are too high and will result in a loss of amenity and privacy for surrounding residents.
Alderley Edge Parish Council recommended refusal the plans on a number of grounds and requested its call in to planning committee.
They stated "It is an over intensive development and the design of houses not in keeping with the character of its intended location. The massing of the proposal would be overbearing to neighbouring properties in both its height of 3 floors and proximity (a case in example plots along the NW side and neighbouring Oakfield Close). The cited example of precedent of 71 Heyes lane is not in context. There would be loss of amenity to other existing properties in way of access, loss of privacy by overlooking, probable loss of daytime sunlight.
"There is insufficient car parking provision that is not to required CE policy. Provision of amenity space to future occupants seems inadequate, this emphasises the over intensive nature. Access to and from Heyes lane would be a severe concern, the junction is narrow, with limited splay and much needed on street parking further inhibits visibility onto a busy road. There would also be concerns around drainage and water provision and there are numerous rights of way and ownership issues that need to be resolved."
These latest plans are for two rows of three houses, four of which are two storey and the other two are one storey, and they all have a bedroom in the loft space. 15 car parking spaces will be provided.
The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 19/0684M.