Queens Drive housing leaflet from Gladman Developments

Angry residents in Nantwich hit out at plans to build 270 more homes on a greenfield site.

Hundreds of homes have had leaflets delivered from Gladman Developments Ltd, who hope to build the houses on land off Queens Drive.

The leaflet shows maps detailing how the development would be bordered by Queens Drive to the north, the Shropshire Union Canal to the west, and a public right of way to the south.

The mainline railway is close by to the east of the site.

One resident, Edith Williams, told Nantwich Town Council the plans were “absolutely ridiculous”.

“Anyone who lives down Queens Drive knows it’s a nightmare to get in and out with the traffic,” she told the council meeting last night (January 16).

“Another 270 homes would make it even more difficult. I hope the council is going to object very strongly over this.”

Cllr Stuart Hutton said the council was taking all the new housing development plans around the town “very seriously” and urged residents to respond during public consultation periods.

Cllr Andrew Martin added: “This is the third proposed major development after the Reaseheath and Stapeley ones.

“As a council we must consider very carefully whether we as a town have the infrastructure in place  to sustain these sorts of developments.”

Congleton-based Gladman say the scheme would provide 83 “affordable homes” under the new criteria that Cheshire East Council has to follow.

Developers are also in discussion with local schools, highways officers, Environment Agency, Natural England and affordable housing providers over the scheme.

Public consultation ends on January 27.


  1. Lainey says:

    Am I missing something here?
    I note from the article that the public consulation ends on 27th January. Is it not cutting it a bit fine for the “Public Consultation Event” at Malbank School to start at 4pm on the 27th January. Any observations or representations will surely be too late. So, are the residents of Nantwich being consulted or just told what is the future of this site?

  2. Rob says:

    On the leaflet, there’s link a website which states that….

    A Public Consultation Event will be held at Malbank School & Sixth Form College, Welsh Row, Nantwich, CW5 5HD on Friday 27th January 2012 at 4.00pm-7.00pm and Saturday 28th January 2012 at 9.30am-12.30pm.

    Suggest that anyone who feels strongly for / against the proposals makes an appearance

  3. Chris says:

    The information provided and the so-called ‘public consultation’ period for this proposal is woefully inadequate.
    Even at this stage I would have expected a proposal of this size, in this location, to be the subject of a public exhibition and individual presentations to the Town and Parish Councils.

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