Plans to build 200 new homes in Rudheath revealed

Plans to build 200 new homes in Rudheath revealed

Plans to build 200 new homes in Rudheath revealed

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RESIDENTS and councillors are being invited to hear about plans for a major new housing estate in Rudheath.

Land at Park Farm off Shipbrook Road is earmarked for up to 200 houses by developers from Manchester and Shropshire.

Before they put together a planning application later this year the developers want to seek the views of local people and councillors.

To gauge reaction to the scheme they are holding a workshop for representatives of the community and stakeholders at a venue on Thursday, April 24.

The event will run from 12.30pm to 3pm, and invitations have been sent to councillors, residents and stakeholders such as the Environment Agency.

A public exhibition featuring details of the planning application will take place later in the year, possibly in May.

The site earmarked for the houses is bounded by the A556, the railway line and Shipbrook Road, is adjacent to the Dane Valley, and the scheme would include areas of open space and landscaping.

It is being put together by Manchester-based developers CTP and Northpoint Developments and Hawk Group from Whitchurch.

“We are at the very early stages of developing the scheme, and before we develop our plans any further we want to hear from residents and stakeholders,” said CTP chief executive David Topham.

“We are looking at ways to benefit the community, which could include contributing to the areas of publicly accessible open space around the Dane Valley or providing land to extend Rudheath cemetery’s car park.

“We are also undertaking studies to look at potential environmental issues, such as flooding and traffic, to ensure they are fully taken into account in the planning application.”

Any residents interested in taking part should call PPS Group on 0800 170 1418 during office hours or email parkfarm@ppsgroup.co.uk.

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6:38pm Wed 9 Apr 14

L Byrne says...

It will be interesting to see if the planned TATA Wembley Stadium size waste incinerator , which would be very close to the proposed housing development, will feature in any of the artist's impressions. At the very least, the toxic emissions drifting from the two 295 ft. chimney stacks should be shown drifting into the air or, in certain weather conditions, down onto the surrounding area.

Presumably potential house purchasers will take the likely effect on resale values into account and they will be warned about this by the vendors solicitors as legally required.

All in the interests of making informed decisions.
It will be interesting to see if the planned TATA Wembley Stadium size waste incinerator , which would be very close to the proposed housing development, will feature in any of the artist's impressions. At the very least, the toxic emissions drifting from the two 295 ft. chimney stacks should be shown drifting into the air or, in certain weather conditions, down onto the surrounding area. Presumably potential house purchasers will take the likely effect on resale values into account and they will be warned about this by the vendors solicitors as legally required. All in the interests of making informed decisions. L Byrne
  • Score: 18

10:36pm Wed 9 Apr 14

carvin stone says...

Absolute apathy, can be the only reason that the people of Northwich, still do not comprehend the local and enviromental, implacations that WILL be evident if god forbid eon/tata manaqe to secure a waste contract ,THERE IS STILL TIME, ANYONE OUT THERE THAT STILL CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR TOWN, OUR COUNTRY OUR PLANET... WRITE YOUR LETTERS.... GET INVOLVED.....ITS YOUR WORLD TOO.. x
Absolute apathy, can be the only reason that the people of Northwich, still do not comprehend the local and enviromental, implacations that WILL be evident if god forbid eon/tata manaqe to secure a waste contract ,THERE IS STILL TIME, ANYONE OUT THERE THAT STILL CARES ABOUT THE FUTURE OF OUR TOWN, OUR COUNTRY OUR PLANET... WRITE YOUR LETTERS.... GET INVOLVED.....ITS YOUR WORLD TOO.. x carvin stone
  • Score: 50

12:41pm Thu 10 Apr 14

northwich_cyclist says...

Another piece of the open farmland that is critical to the character of the town is being chiselled away. FYI this is further away from the incinerator than the already-granted massive development for the Dane Valley, and it didn't stop them granting that one, so don't hold your breath. CWAC seem determined to destroy the pleasant character of this area that we so enjoyed during the tenure of VRC.
Another piece of the open farmland that is critical to the character of the town is being chiselled away. FYI this is further away from the incinerator than the already-granted massive development for the Dane Valley, and it didn't stop them granting that one, so don't hold your breath. CWAC seem determined to destroy the pleasant character of this area that we so enjoyed during the tenure of VRC. northwich_cyclist
  • Score: 11

5:26pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Sue Statham says...

Local residents need to be mindful of what Tata/E-ON actually plan for the Lostock site. At the moment, as stipulated by the Environment Agency, it will be a stand-alone incinerator supplying electricity to the National Grid. Tata's reduced production capacity in Northwich means that the company will no longer be reliant on output from the Lostock incinerator. We will in effect have a 600,000tonnes waste burner in the midst of our community. We need to keep pressure on our MPs, local CWAC councillors and the Department for Energy and Climate Change, all who would appear to have no problem with such a plan going ahead. There is much controversy about health issues around incinerators so don't be placated by government assertions that there are no health problems in store for local people.
Does anyone know if estate agents trying to sell properties close to the incinerator site are informing would-be buyers of what is destined to be built in close proximity to their new homes?
Please be aware that CHAIN continues to fight the Lostock incinerator. Visit the website.
Local residents need to be mindful of what Tata/E-ON actually plan for the Lostock site. At the moment, as stipulated by the Environment Agency, it will be a stand-alone incinerator supplying electricity to the National Grid. Tata's reduced production capacity in Northwich means that the company will no longer be reliant on output from the Lostock incinerator. We will in effect have a 600,000tonnes waste burner in the midst of our community. We need to keep pressure on our MPs, local CWAC councillors and the Department for Energy and Climate Change, all who would appear to have no problem with such a plan going ahead. There is much controversy about health issues around incinerators so don't be placated by government assertions that there are no health problems in store for local people. Does anyone know if estate agents trying to sell properties close to the incinerator site are informing would-be buyers of what is destined to be built in close proximity to their new homes? Please be aware that CHAIN continues to fight the Lostock incinerator. Visit the website. Sue Statham
  • Score: 21

10:17pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Cymo says...

So is this another flood-plain development to mess up the EA's flood defense plans and ensure our town centre continues to flood?
So is this another flood-plain development to mess up the EA's flood defense plans and ensure our town centre continues to flood? Cymo
  • Score: 11

6:31pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Fredericus says...

So If I want to attend this meeting and put my views across I will have to book time off work. How many people are going to do this? This is a rather sneaky way of the wealthy building company making sure that not too many people come to scrutinise the matchbox homes they will build.
So If I want to attend this meeting and put my views across I will have to book time off work. How many people are going to do this? This is a rather sneaky way of the wealthy building company making sure that not too many people come to scrutinise the matchbox homes they will build. Fredericus
  • Score: 6

10:32am Sun 13 Apr 14

Cymo says...

So they want to build houses around the Gad Brook, a tributary of the Dane, which frequently causes flooding in Northwich town centre, scuppering Environment Agency plans to prevent further flooding misery in Northwich. In fact, with calls to protect the new development from floods, flooding in the town centre can only be made worse! Get real CWAC!
So they want to build houses around the Gad Brook, a tributary of the Dane, which frequently causes flooding in Northwich town centre, scuppering Environment Agency plans to prevent further flooding misery in Northwich. In fact, with calls to protect the new development from floods, flooding in the town centre can only be made worse! Get real CWAC! Cymo
  • Score: 5

11:59am Sun 13 Apr 14

WHS says...

Flood plain, Incinerator. Need more be said? Are these people mad?
WHS
Flood plain, Incinerator. Need more be said? Are these people mad? WHS WHS
  • Score: 7

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