Record year for number of new homes built in Cheshire East

Housing

From April 2019 to the end of March this year, 3,065 additional new homes were built in Cheshire East. This is 1,265 above the annual requirement in the Local Plan Strategy, which was adopted in 2017, for 1,800 new homes.

Councillor Toni Fox, cabinet member for planning said: "The delivery of new homes to meet the needs of our residents is welcomed and they play a vital role in maintaining a minimum five-year housing land supply.

"We are now halfway through the 20-year period covered by the Local Plan Strategy (2010-30). Following the recession in 2008 there remains a small shortfall, however housing delivery has increased substantially since the adoption of the plan.

"In common with the situation and uncertainty being faced across the country, the number of homes built in the current financial year to March 2021 may fall as a result of Covid-19. We will continue to carefully monitor our housing supply position, particularly in light of the government's proposed radical reforms to the planning system."

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Duncan Herald
Monday 3rd August 2020 at 9:12 pm
Were some affordable?
Andy Brown
Tuesday 4th August 2020 at 6:21 pm
Duncan - there is plenty of affordable housing in Cheshire East.

Problem is people want to live in Alderley Edge, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Prestbury and have a budget for a property in Macclesfield.

That's life. I'd quite like an apartment in Monaco overlooking the harbour and F1 circuit but there you go!
Duncan Herald
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 9:03 am
Hi Andy,
might we kill two birds with one stone? (sort of)
. Build a street circuit in Macc., overlooking the canal !
Andy Brown
Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 6:02 pm
Haha I'm not sure Macc can rival the French Riviera
Duncan Herald
Friday 7th August 2020 at 8:05 am
Hi Andy,
some onions, a bicycle, a striped jumper. a high incidence of Gauloise and a sign with 'Bienvenue a Le Pres do Macc'; good as being in France!

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