PLANS to develop a vacant site at Gadbrook Park are to be discussed by Cheshire West councillors next week.

The proposals seek to construct seven mixed-use business units and 46 car parking spaces.

However, concerns have been raised by nearby residents — leading Rudheath ward representative Cllr Helen Treeby to call-in the decision.

One resident’s objection said: “We reiterate that a building of this size, height and position will have a negative impact on the enjoyment of our homes and it is very important at this planning stage to make the right decisions so that this development is not complicated by problems during its construction and future usage.

“All of our previous comments and issues still stand in this application.”

Despite the objections, planning officers are recommending that councillors approve the proposals.

In a pre-planning committee report, officers wrote: “The proposed development would be of economic benefit, creating new employment units that can be adapted to the changing needs of the end user and generating new jobs.

“[Also,] the proposed development is of an acceptable design which would harmonise with its surroundings and avoid an adverse visual amenity impact.”

It is worth noting that the recommended approval is tied to certain conditions, such as a requirement to maintain and landscaping for the five years of the development’s life.

CWAC councillors will discuss the plans at the council’s planning meeting online, at 4pm on November 3.