Gladman sets out appeal strategy

Home » Featured Topics » Development: Gladman » Gladman sets out appeal strategy

Gladman Developments has set out the main issues on how it intends to fight its planning appeal against Cheshire East Council.

Details are spelt out in its 'Grounds of Appeal' statement to Planning Inspector Stephen Heyward who is to hear the appeal early next year.

Gladman has gone to appeal over the non-determination by Cheshire East of its outline planning application to build up to 120 homes on land at Little Heath.

As expected Gladman will claim that the borough's housing policies are out of date and that it cannot demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable housing sites, accusing the council of a "chronic shortage" of housing.

It claims that the council's emerging Local Plan identifies Audlem as a sustainable location for future growth.

And it alleges that the village settlement boundaries in the Local Plan that were tightly defined to accommodate housing commitments up to 2011 are now out of date in absolute terms and that there are now new targets for housebuilding that require a minimum of 8,100 dwellings to be built in the North West by 2021.

"It is clear that to accommodate this level of growth, Audlem will inevitably require the development of greenfield housing sites outside the previous settlement boundaries." says the statement

Gladman will also claim that their proposals have a number of material benefits for Audlem that include the provision of a range of traditional family housing and the inclusion of 30% affordable housing on the site.

It also says its proposals will provide open space and recreational areas on land "where the public at present has no legal access beyond a public path"; opportunities to enhance the biodiversity of the area and a £1.1million new homes bonus for the council as well as support for local services through any Section 106 Agreement.

Gladman tells the inspector it intends to provide expert evidence to the appeal hearing, not only on the inadequacy of the council's housing land supply but also on a range of topics including highways and transport, landscape, urban design, affordable housing and planning.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

lord c peter
Sun 05 Jul 6:10am  |  hits: 1,062

An in-depth under-cover operation by your tireless AoL investigative team found that all three village pubs were open on schedule today for the first time in many weeks.The Bridge Inn, the Shroppie Fly and the Lord Combermere are all expecting to welcome back thirsty customers within the limits allowed by social distancing.In fact it was very quiet at 12 noon, and Peter, who lives on a Canal...

Kingbur Place parking
Tue 30 Jun 6:10am  |  hits: 984

Illegal parking continues causing problems at Kingbur Place. Offenders keep blocking the entrance to Kingbur Place which is not only annoying but also highly dangerous. A situation arising where emergency services need to access residents living there and are blocked from doing so could have serious consequences.Offenders parking their vehicles there also make it impossible to get a clear...

Festival of rransport
Fri 03 Jul 6:10am  |  hits: 844

Audlem Festival of Transport 2020It will be no surprise to you all that this year we are unable to stage our annual Audlem Festival of Transport following government guidelines. We are disappointed but your safety will always be our priority.Next year we will be back with both the Party on the Park and the Festival of Transport when we will be able to party in style and celebrate emerging...