Hundreds of houses set for approval in Davenham and Kingsmead

Hundreds of houses set for approval in Davenham and Kingsmead

Hundreds of houses set for approval in Davenham and Kingsmead

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

PLANS to build 236 new houses in Davenham and Kingsmead will be decided next Thursday, August 14.

Three separate applications are going before Cheshire West and Chester Council's (CWAC) strategic planning committee at 4pm.

These include proposals for 113 homes at Hill Top Farm, in Kingsmead, 53 homes at Jack Lane, in Davenham, and 70 homes at Fountain Lane, in Davenham.

The Hill Top Farm application has been reduced in size from the original 121-home plan and has been recommended for approval by planning officers.

Both Kingsmead and Davenham parish councils have objected to the plans on the grounds of highway concerns, environmental impact and a lack of facilities.

The parish councils were particularly concerned about access to the development off the A556 at a point, by the junction with Hartford Road, where there have been a number of fatalities.

But the planning officer's report said the new estate would improve the road by creating a traffic light controlled crossroads, including Hartford Road, the A556 and the new access road.

It states: "The access and junction is considered to be an improvement to the highway to the benefit of existing users of Hartford Road and to the pedestrians who currently cross the A556.

"Concerns have been raised in respect of the speed limit in this area, however a new lower limit of 60mph is to be enforced, as well as the installation of interactive signage."

In conclusion the report states: "Given the location of the development between the A556 and existing built up area to the north of the site it is not considered that the development would bring sufficient clear and demonstrable harm to justify a refusal of planning permission."

The plans for 53 houses at land at Jack Lane have also been recommended for approval despite objections by residents, Davenham Parish Council and the neighbouring Moulton Parish Council for a number of reasons, including the site being in an area of special environmental value and a buffer between the two villages and a lack of school places.

The planning report states that benefits of the scheme of easing the housing deficit, providing 30 per cent affordable housing and 'direct and indirect economic benefits' outweigh the negatives.

The proposal for 70 houses at land in Fountain Lane has also been recommended for approval.

Davenham and Moulton parish councils have again objected, saying that the development would increase congestion and have an adverse impact on the environments and school places.

But planning officers state that the benefits of the proposal outweigh any negatives.

The meeting takes place at Wyvern House, in Winsford.

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10:35am Fri 8 Aug 14

MrT1976 says...

"Both Kingsmead and Davenham parish councils have objected to the plans on the grounds of highway concerns, environmental impact and a lack of facilities"

It doesn't matter it's a foregone conclusion, object all you want they don't listen. It's like communism.
"Both Kingsmead and Davenham parish councils have objected to the plans on the grounds of highway concerns, environmental impact and a lack of facilities" It doesn't matter it's a foregone conclusion, object all you want they don't listen. It's like communism. MrT1976
  • Score: -60

1:58pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

Just sit back and await the ingeniously fabricated objections from all the nimbys who selfishly want all further building in their vicinity halted.
Just sit back and await the ingeniously fabricated objections from all the nimbys who selfishly want all further building in their vicinity halted. hectorplain
  • Score: 62

4:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

vladim says...

hector go suck a fat one
hector go suck a fat one vladim
  • Score: -53

4:21pm Fri 8 Aug 14

techadmin says...

Hector, you seem a very cynical and sad person.
Hector, you seem a very cynical and sad person. techadmin
  • Score: -67

4:52pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Just a little reminder to certain individuals who are forgetting that they are responsible for their posts.
Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link. Just a little reminder to certain individuals who are forgetting that they are responsible for their posts. hectorplain
  • Score: 56

5:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

andyralphs says...

Hector.... Nothing wrong I living in a nice village and being against property developers picking the likes of Davenham and Hartford just to make bigger profits from more sort after locations, it's a shame cheshire west haven't got some backbone and kick these developers into touch, if we are short of houses go and build a1000 on spare land there's plenty about not 50 here 70 there where we don't need them it's just pure greed!
And let's face it devlovpers don't give a s*** if they block out someone view by throwing one of these awful designed houses do they! It's just profit for them....
Hector.... Nothing wrong I living in a nice village and being against property developers picking the likes of Davenham and Hartford just to make bigger profits from more sort after locations, it's a shame cheshire west haven't got some backbone and kick these developers into touch, if we are short of houses go and build a1000 on spare land there's plenty about not 50 here 70 there where we don't need them it's just pure greed! And let's face it devlovpers don't give a s*** if they block out someone view by throwing one of these awful designed houses do they! It's just profit for them.... andyralphs
  • Score: 24

5:58pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Daniel18 says...

andyralphs wrote:
Hector.... Nothing wrong I living in a nice village and being against property developers picking the likes of Davenham and Hartford just to make bigger profits from more sort after locations, it's a shame cheshire west haven't got some backbone and kick these developers into touch, if we are short of houses go and build a1000 on spare land there's plenty about not 50 here 70 there where we don't need them it's just pure greed!
And let's face it devlovpers don't give a s*** if they block out someone view by throwing one of these awful designed houses do they! It's just profit for them....
Unfortunately, even if CWaC were to reject these applications they would still get the go ahead from the Communities Minister Mr Pickles

He, along with the rest of the coalition government, seem contempt on allowing developers to build wherever they want - no matter what the locals say
[quote][p][bold]andyralphs[/bold] wrote: Hector.... Nothing wrong I living in a nice village and being against property developers picking the likes of Davenham and Hartford just to make bigger profits from more sort after locations, it's a shame cheshire west haven't got some backbone and kick these developers into touch, if we are short of houses go and build a1000 on spare land there's plenty about not 50 here 70 there where we don't need them it's just pure greed! And let's face it devlovpers don't give a s*** if they block out someone view by throwing one of these awful designed houses do they! It's just profit for them....[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, even if CWaC were to reject these applications they would still get the go ahead from the Communities Minister Mr Pickles He, along with the rest of the coalition government, seem contempt on allowing developers to build wherever they want - no matter what the locals say Daniel18
  • Score: 10

8:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

The simple laws of supply and demand apply equally to the housing market as any other market.

House prices have gone through the roof even in depressed undesirable villages simply because there are too many people trying to make money out of a necessity.

What we need is more good housing stock to restore sanity to the marketplace.

The reasons for not building 'in my back yard' are laughable but are presented in apparent earnest by those with the most 'honorable' of intentions.

One guy was even moaning about a major national infrastructure development as it might affect his tin-pot horse breeding business.
I'm not sure what century he's become trapped in but he will surely lose his fight in the interests of the greater good.

The moral is always look at the big picture and not just your own selfish. interests.
The simple laws of supply and demand apply equally to the housing market as any other market. House prices have gone through the roof even in depressed undesirable villages simply because there are too many people trying to make money out of a necessity. What we need is more good housing stock to restore sanity to the marketplace. The reasons for not building 'in my back yard' are laughable but are presented in apparent earnest by those with the most 'honorable' of intentions. One guy was even moaning about a major national infrastructure development as it might affect his tin-pot horse breeding business. I'm not sure what century he's become trapped in but he will surely lose his fight in the interests of the greater good. The moral is always look at the big picture and not just your own selfish. interests. hectorplain
  • Score: 48

8:06am Mon 11 Aug 14

MrT1976 says...

"Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by OUR site terms".

So you work for the Guardian then........that explains everything!!!
"Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by OUR site terms". So you work for the Guardian then........that explains everything!!! MrT1976
  • Score: -31

4:52pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Bazzer49 says...

I wonder where Hectorplain lives? No doubt somewhere where there is no room to build more houses so he can't be a nimby! The infrastructure of Davenham will not cope with more houses. The local schools are full.

The bypass was built to relieve the village of traffic which will also increase as parents drive out of the village to get their children to school. No doubt they will quote traffic surveys done at the weekend during the summer holidays to show that the traffic is light.

Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses.
I wonder where Hectorplain lives? No doubt somewhere where there is no room to build more houses so he can't be a nimby! The infrastructure of Davenham will not cope with more houses. The local schools are full. The bypass was built to relieve the village of traffic which will also increase as parents drive out of the village to get their children to school. No doubt they will quote traffic surveys done at the weekend during the summer holidays to show that the traffic is light. Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses. Bazzer49
  • Score: -22

8:05pm Mon 11 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

' Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses.'

C'est la vie

That's life as Ester Rancid used to say.

Twas ever thus and always shall be, for ever and ever.
AMEN.
' Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses.' C'est la vie That's life as Ester Rancid used to say. Twas ever thus and always shall be, for ever and ever. AMEN. hectorplain
  • Score: 37

11:52am Tue 12 Aug 14

Loopy Laura says...

hectorplain = troll
hectorplain = troll Loopy Laura
  • Score: -18

2:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Paula2008 says...

Bazzer49 wrote:
I wonder where Hectorplain lives? No doubt somewhere where there is no room to build more houses so he can't be a nimby! The infrastructure of Davenham will not cope with more houses. The local schools are full.

The bypass was built to relieve the village of traffic which will also increase as parents drive out of the village to get their children to school. No doubt they will quote traffic surveys done at the weekend during the summer holidays to show that the traffic is light.

Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses.
There are too many housing developments in the area already. What I'm suspicious of is Hector's very high scores on this comments page, and anyone who objects to him getting massively marked down; the Guardian site had a loophole where you can like or unlike other people's comments multiple times and he's either voting for himself or has a mysterious huge band of followers who want lots of development in the area. I think the Guardian need to sort that out to stop trolls creating fake support for themselves on here; and if he does work for the Guardian then he should not be abusing the system.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer49[/bold] wrote: I wonder where Hectorplain lives? No doubt somewhere where there is no room to build more houses so he can't be a nimby! The infrastructure of Davenham will not cope with more houses. The local schools are full. The bypass was built to relieve the village of traffic which will also increase as parents drive out of the village to get their children to school. No doubt they will quote traffic surveys done at the weekend during the summer holidays to show that the traffic is light. Our quiet village is being turned into a small town by all the extra houses.[/p][/quote]There are too many housing developments in the area already. What I'm suspicious of is Hector's very high scores on this comments page, and anyone who objects to him getting massively marked down; the Guardian site had a loophole where you can like or unlike other people's comments multiple times and he's either voting for himself or has a mysterious huge band of followers who want lots of development in the area. I think the Guardian need to sort that out to stop trolls creating fake support for themselves on here; and if he does work for the Guardian then he should not be abusing the system. Paula2008
  • Score: -7

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