Main Road Shavington entrance-exit adjacent to the new development and The Elephant (1)

A councillor and villagers in Shavington are fighting plans to change the road outside their homes, writes Jonathan White.

A Magenta Housing 45-dwelling housing development site is due to be built on land at the rear of The Elephant pub in the village.

The development also includes a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for proposed changes to the narrow section of Main Road that includes the entrance/exit to the development and The Elephant.

It involves a narrowing of the roadway, introduction of a one-way restriction and a suggestion to lower the speed limit to 20mph (Reference Number 19/1923N).

However, more than 300 objections have been raised against the TRO with Cheshire East Council as home-owners are determined to fight the proposal.

Objections sited include concerns about an increase in traffic to and from the new estate, that one-way access will “criminalise” residents for driving into or exiting their own homes and also diminish resident parking.

One Main Road resident said: “The proposed road changes pose a real danger to cyclists, pedestrians and all road users – key issues have not been fully addressed.”

Cllr David Marren requested the TRO be considered at next week’s Southern Planning Committee of Cheshire East Council.

He said: “This proposal has an unacceptable impact on traffic safety.

“The application appears to be chasing profit over pedestrian safety, traffic flow and good public order.”

Shavington Parish Council and Wybunbury Parish Council have also objected.

A Cheshire East Southern Planning Committee are due to discuss the application on July 3 with a decision to be made by July 30.

You can view the full agenda including this application, here

(pics by Jonathan White)

aerial view of land behind elephant pub in shavington and Main road access

Signage on land at the rear of The Elephant proposed for Magenta Housing 45-dwelling housing development site (1)


  1. Jade Howson says:

    Yes the safest route is one way traffic there, I know it’s a nuisance but do the objectors have another idea?

    As for selling off the land to a builder, there should first be a consultation on how this is going to impact on the lives of others,

    Better still the areas householders should have got together and bought the land for a community asset, instead of more inappropriate housing, do not people think before they act anymore? Clearly not!!

    If there was a field by me I would be very worried, like these poor folk are too.

  2. Nigel Imby says:

    Because houses are now being shoe horned into inappropriate gaps, everyone has to bare the inevitable consequence as access. There is no decent access to most sites without this type of adjustment, and the whole planning proposals should reflect this. The houses are dealt with first, and once approved as an after thought the roads are considered. The developers are only too quick to show long and complex traffic planning documents they have commissioned, all data from elsewhere. What is the impact to the existing and new residents of a one way system? more driving, more pollution. 20 mph is unenforceable.

  3. Ted jones says:

    Just how will 20mph limit be policed? It’s not going to happen is it ?!!!

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