Nantwich South artist impression, Muller Homes

A public inquiry into a controversial plan to build a 1,100-home “Nantwich South” village in Stapeley is to be held on February 18.

Muller Homes wants to build the development, which could include business units, shops and a school, on land between Peter De Stapleigh Way, London Road and Broad Lane.

But their initial planning applications for phase one – to build 189 of the homes and an access road – were taken to appeal after Cheshire East Council moved to reject them.

Now a public inquiry ordered by the Secretary of State is to be held on February 18 at which all interested parties will be able to present their case.

Stapeley Parish Council is to hold pre-inquiry public meeting on February 4, inviting all residents in the parish to air their views and hear what the council’s case will be.

The February 4 meeting will be held at the new Stapeley Community Hall next to Pear Tree Primary School, and will start at 7.30pm.

A parish council spokeswoman said: “The date of the much-awaited public inquiry has been set and the parish council has prepared its case.

“This is your opportunity to hear about the arrangements and ask questions. We have also prepared a detailed information note for distribution to those attending.”

The public inquiry takes place in the Assembly Room of Macclesfield Town Hall, starting at 10am on February 18.

The inquiry is open to the public, and residents may be able to air their views if allowed by the Planning Inspector.


  1. MACCLESFIELD?????? !!!!!!

    Why Macclesfield. How about somewhere closer to the area that it affects, like Nantwich. Having it in Macclesfield on February 18th at 10am which is a Tuesday means that not many people will show up as surprise surprise they will be at work. The Inquiry needs to be on a Saturday at the civic hall in Nantwich for all the people of Nantwich to voice their concerns. To get to Macclesfield by car is easily 45 minutes, by public transport could be double that either by train. This is just a joke that will end up with the plans for the houses getting the go-ahead because too few people objected to the plans.

    Who organised for the inquiry to be held in Macclesfield?

  2. Cllr brian silvester says:

    Why on earth is a big inquiry like this for a major development of houses in Nantwich being held in Macclesfield? Many people who would be interested in attending will be prevented from doing so, which is wrong.

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