Davenham and Kingsmead plans pulled from meeting

Davenham and Kingsmead plans pulled from meeting

Davenham and Kingsmead plans pulled from meeting

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

HOUSING proposals for Davenham and Kingsmead have been pulled from a planning agenda in the light of new figures.

Three planning applications for the villages were expected to be approved at Cheshire West and Chester Council's strategic planning committee meeting in Winsford tomorrow, Thursday.

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

But the plans, along with an application for 30 houses in Nether Peover, have been withdrawn because the council has met its benchmark five year housing supply.

Clr Helen Weltman, ward councillor for Davenham and Moulton, said: "The council has its five year housing supply – 5.64 years to be exact – but the reports and information about these plans were written before we knew we could say we have got the housing land supply.

"They need to be looked at again in the light of having the five-year housing supply."

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3:46pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Bazzer49 says...

At last some common sense rules. I wonder if Hectorplain will have anything constructive to say about it.
At last some common sense rules. I wonder if Hectorplain will have anything constructive to say about it. Bazzer49
  • Score: -12

5:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dandycock says...

Bazzer49 wrote:
At last some common sense rules. I wonder if Hectorplain will have anything constructive to say about it.
The result is one which anyone with common sense would deem appropriate but I fear its a fortunate outcome due to other considerations. "Infill development" is a cop out for bulldozing development through and avoiding proper planning.
[quote][p][bold]Bazzer49[/bold] wrote: At last some common sense rules. I wonder if Hectorplain will have anything constructive to say about it.[/p][/quote]The result is one which anyone with common sense would deem appropriate but I fear its a fortunate outcome due to other considerations. "Infill development" is a cop out for bulldozing development through and avoiding proper planning. Dandycock
  • Score: -9

10:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

hectorplain says...

This is only a temporary victory for the NIMBYs.

I predict that in a few short years the aforementioned proposed sites will be dusted off and resubmitted to the planning dept.

As the cost of housing rises (do to short supply) the developers will cram as many dwellings into each each square inch of land.

No doubt the new plans will be for those horrible little three story rabbit hutches that are euphemistically called 'town houses' but will cost the owners 40 years of mortgage payments whilst maximising the developers' profits.
This is only a temporary victory for the NIMBYs. I predict that in a few short years the aforementioned proposed sites will be dusted off and resubmitted to the planning dept. As the cost of housing rises (do to short supply) the developers will cram as many dwellings into each each square inch of land. No doubt the new plans will be for those horrible little three story rabbit hutches that are euphemistically called 'town houses' but will cost the owners 40 years of mortgage payments whilst maximising the developers' profits. hectorplain
  • Score: 13

3:11pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Winnington_wreck says...

Does this mean no more new houses for 5 years in this area?
Does this mean no more new houses for 5 years in this area? Winnington_wreck
  • Score: -3

3:20pm Fri 15 Aug 14

MrT1976 says...

Winnington_wreck wrote:
Does this mean no more new houses for 5 years in this area?
No
[quote][p][bold]Winnington_wreck[/bold] wrote: Does this mean no more new houses for 5 years in this area?[/p][/quote]No MrT1976
  • Score: -19

9:48am Mon 18 Aug 14

m cuddington says...

Bear in mind there's a general election in nine or so months.
It's quite possible that the brakes will come off instantly should the national colleagues of our cWACKy council form a government.
Bear in mind there's a general election in nine or so months. It's quite possible that the brakes will come off instantly should the national colleagues of our cWACKy council form a government. m cuddington
  • Score: -4

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