Whaley Bridge is weighing up the arguments over the controversial 107 homes estate that developer Gladman says it wants to build on a greenfield site off Macclesfield Road. Users have started listing objections on this site’s Forum. At the same time, Gladman has issued more details of their hoped for development on the 16 acre site.
Included in a map is the proposed exit from the new estate – generating maybe 150 cars a day – onto Linglongs Road and then onto the busy Macclesfield Road. Already objectors on our Forum have drawn attention to the extra danger – and potential hold-ups – at this junction with the main road.
The map (see below with other Gladman information) indicates housing development east of the Midshire Way, the public footpath which passes through the greenfield site, continuing past the derelict Taxal Lodge. The new houses appear to be close to existing cottages on Lower Macclesfield Road.
See earlier report below on this unexpected move by the developer, announced just before Christmas. Watch this site for more stories as the controversy develops.
The developer’s state that 30% of properties built (aprox 35 units) would be “affordable” (read social housing) what sales figures per unit are they estimating and what type of unit? Over 47% of the local 3 bed market falls below the national average of 165 thousand, will they be offering new 3 bed homes less than this figure?
This needs to be determined as its a very strong argument used by developers all over the country to “sell” their schemes to the local Council’s, who cant afford to build, and therefore see it as a way of complying with central government edits. Win-win at the detriment of joe public, another field concreted over.