RESIDENTS have objected to housing plans that they say will ‘ruin tranquil green space’ in Northwich.

Five letters of objection have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning department in response to plans for four detached four-bedroom dwellings to the rear of Victoria Park.

The proposed homes on the 0.6-hectare site, which sits on the opposite side of the River Weaver to Barons Quay, will be built in-keeping with houses in the local area, according to the applicant.

But residents say that if construction goes ahead behind Victoria park, which is made up of bungalows mainly home to pensioners, it will tarnish what they consider to be a ‘local beauty spot’.

One letter of objection submitted by a Victoria Park resident states: “I am 85 years of age and at my time of life, the last thing I need is a huge construction site next door to my house.

“I have lived here for 30 years and originally bought the house for the splendid unobstructed views over Northwich, but we now find ourselves facing two-storey buildings towering over us.

Northwich Guardian:

“The site itself sits adjacent to Furey Wood – a local beauty spot much favoured by walkers and dog owners.

“I, along with many others have spent many a tranquil hour exploring the leafy pathways of this delightful place.

“If building work were to go ahead, it would ruin what in my opinion is one of the few green spaces left in this community for the enjoyment of residents.”

The resident goes on to say: “The actual entrance to the proposed building site is very narrow, and I doubt that heavy building equipment could get through without causing residual damage.

“The community road itself is made of decorative brick, and these would soon begin to crack and break under the weight of so much heavy building equipment using it daily.”

Other letters of objection raise concerns over the narrow nature of the road and paths on Victoria Park, which could pose a threat to safety if used by heavy construction vehicles.