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Politicians in Poynton are to make a last ditch effort to limit the impact of new housing on the village.
Local MP, David Rutley, met with a delegation of councillors last week to discuss the Cheshire East Local Plan, which is currently being reviewed by a Planning Inspector.
The town council’s representatives – Laurence Clarke, Lee Podmore and Jo Sewart, along with Poynton’s Cheshire East Councillors Howard Murray, Mike Sewart and Mike Beanland – expressed their ongoing concerns about plans to build 650 new homes on the Green Belt in Poynton by the end of the Local Plan in 2030.
Cheshire East Council supports the development of 450 homes on three Green Belt sites, at Hazelbadge Road, Chester Road and Sprink Farm on Dickens Lane.
The councillors are pressing to have the new houses already built on small sites since 2010 included in the figures used to achieve the housing targets.
After the meeting, Councillor Clarke said: “There is a clear lack of information on how new infrastructure will be provided to cope with the extra traffic and pressure on schools, health and other public services generated by a significant increase in population.
“Whilst we accept there may be a need for some new houses, the final number, the locations, insisting that developers use previously developed (brownfield) land and the need for highway and other critical infrastructure improvements first, are the basis of our concerns.”