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Moulton fights housing plans
TWO parish councils, a playing field trust and hundreds of residents have objected to plans for a 148-house new estate in Moulton.
More than 450 comments have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning department in relation to the proposals.
The scheme, which would increase the size of Moulton by about 15 per cent, has been put forward by Richborough Estates.
Moulton and Davenham parish councils have objected to the plans, which are for land off Barnside Way and Beehive Lane, as well as the Moulton Children’s Playing Field Trust.
Objections centre on the impact the plans would have on traffic in the already congested village, especially with access along Beehive Lane for heavy construction traffic and proposed residential access to the development along Barnside Way.
Issues have also been raised about the already limited number of places available at Moulton School, problems with the drains and sewers coping with extra houses and the high water table on the land.
Both parish councils are also concerned that the development would eat into the green buffer between Davenham and Moulton and the buildings would not be in keeping with Moulton’s Village Design Statement.
Moulton resident David Brown, from campaign group Moulton Matters, said: “The more you look at this proposal the more you realise that wherever you live it’s going to have an impact on your roads, your school, your drains, your sewers.”
He added: “The more you think about it the more you think this really isn’t a good idea.”