Plans to build six dwellings on a vacant infill site situated off Heyes Lane, left to the RSPCA by a wild life enthusiast., have been resubmitted.
Deanbank Investments were refused planning permission in November 2020 to build two rows of three houses. (Planning application reference 19/0684M).
An appeal was dismissed in June 2021 with the main issues being the effect of the development on the character and appearance of the area and the effect on pedestrian safety.
The proposal called for a stretch of Heyes Lane to be moved to create a larger junction to access the site. This would result in the loss of the green verges in that area with the only remaining grass verge being the one outside the Emmerson offices.
The Planning Inspectorate dismissed the appeal concluding "Although the development would not present a risk to pedestrian safety, it would harm the character and appearance of the area. It is considered that the proposal would conflict with the development plan taken as a whole and the material considerations above do not indicate the decision should be made other than in accordance with the development plan."
The resubmitted application to build six houses each with 4-bedrooms, one of which will be located in the loft space, and two parking spaces states
"The previous planning application was dismissed at appeal. The reason for the dismissal was that the loss of the grass verge on Heyes Lane would cause unacceptable harm to the character and appearance of the area. This application therefore addresses this reason, by no longer proposing to remove any grass verge area."
Deanbank Investments were previously refused 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 revised plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 21/5812M.