Housing plans submitted for Davenham

Northwich Guardian: Housing plans have been submitted for Davenham Housing plans have been submitted for Davenham

PLANS have been submitted for 64 new houses in Davenham.

Bellway Homes has put forward a full application for land off Jack Lane, near its junction with London Road.

Access to the new estate would be off Jack Lane.

In its detailed planning application Bellway refers to the lack of a five-year housing supply in Cheshire West and Chester Council’s area and states: “The land at Jack Lane, Davenham, is a greenfield site that can accomodate new development and contribute to the housing need in Cheshire West and Chester.”

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1:48pm Mon 20 Jan 14

DaveDavenham says...

If all spare land in Greater Northwich (ie: including all the villages) was built on, it still wouldn't meet the absurd "5 year" rule.

For information, Moulton residents were mailed information over the weekend about a 3rd development, south of the village on Jack Lane (exhibition to be held at the British Legion shortly.)

Let's forget about any protests and let every builder build on every spare bit of land between the Davenham and Winsford Industrial Estate roundabouts and let's change our twin town to being Milton Keynes.

Incidentally, the Davenham planning application (being made by Bellway Homes and a Northwich resident) is stated as being "outside of the current development plan".

And do you think that is worth anything at all?

Dave D
If all spare land in Greater Northwich (ie: including all the villages) was built on, it still wouldn't meet the absurd "5 year" rule. For information, Moulton residents were mailed information over the weekend about a 3rd development, south of the village on Jack Lane (exhibition to be held at the British Legion shortly.) Let's forget about any protests and let every builder build on every spare bit of land between the Davenham and Winsford Industrial Estate roundabouts and let's change our twin town to being Milton Keynes. Incidentally, the Davenham planning application (being made by Bellway Homes and a Northwich resident) is stated as being "outside of the current development plan". And do you think that is worth anything at all? Dave D DaveDavenham

4:14pm Mon 20 Jan 14

CheshireResident says...

This is now becoming a joke. Snowball affect springs to my mind here. But what is anyone to do?

Not sure how easy this would be in reality; but let's just say, by some miracle, several ponds 'appeared' on these greenfield sites which just so happened to be inhabited by Great Crested Newts, then unfortunately any planning for said sites would not be able to go through, right?

Just saying!
This is now becoming a joke. Snowball affect springs to my mind here. But what is anyone to do? Not sure how easy this would be in reality; but let's just say, by some miracle, several ponds 'appeared' on these greenfield sites which just so happened to be inhabited by Great Crested Newts, then unfortunately any planning for said sites would not be able to go through, right? Just saying! CheshireResident

5:17pm Mon 20 Jan 14

L Byrne says...

These developments owe their origins to the changes to the planning system which were announced by George Osborne in March 2012. At the time they were called the 'Builders' Charter' and we can now see why.

The head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Kate Houghton, was quoted in the Independent at the time as saying:
"If this goes ahead, it will be the biggest and most harmful change to the planning system since it was established 65 years ago, and a huge threat to the countryside".
It appears she understated the case as far as the Northwich area is concerned.

So, what is happening is the result of a political decision taken by the Conservative party which, ironically, is the party in control in Cheshire West and Chester and to which all local MPs belong.

Seems like Messrs Evans, O'Brien and Osborne have some explaining to do.
These developments owe their origins to the changes to the planning system which were announced by George Osborne in March 2012. At the time they were called the 'Builders' Charter' and we can now see why. The head of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Kate Houghton, was quoted in the Independent at the time as saying: "If this goes ahead, it will be the biggest and most harmful change to the planning system since it was established 65 years ago, and a huge threat to the countryside". It appears she understated the case as far as the Northwich area is concerned. So, what is happening is the result of a political decision taken by the Conservative party which, ironically, is the party in control in Cheshire West and Chester and to which all local MPs belong. Seems like Messrs Evans, O'Brien and Osborne have some explaining to do. L Byrne

6:17pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Village Resident... says...

More houses!! what I want to know is what the parish council are doing about the amount of traffic through the village it's a joke... Speeding cars I've nearly been hit on a few occasions pulling away from my house because of inconsiderate drives, larger speed bumps, narrow the road, 20mph, speed camera and residents encouraged to park on the road which some of us have to that will hopefully get some of them using davenham bypass.
More houses!! what I want to know is what the parish council are doing about the amount of traffic through the village it's a joke... Speeding cars I've nearly been hit on a few occasions pulling away from my house because of inconsiderate drives, larger speed bumps, narrow the road, 20mph, speed camera and residents encouraged to park on the road which some of us have to that will hopefully get some of them using davenham bypass. Village Resident...

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