affordable housing - Shavington councillor David Marren

A development consisting of 100% affordable housing in Shavington has been refused planning permission by Cheshire East councillors, writes Ethan Davies.

The plans, which would have seen 40 homes built on land off Newcastle Road, were recommended for refusal by CEC planners.

Councillors refused both applications as the construction would result in the loss of open countryside.

And no ‘up to date’ housing need assessment had been carried out demonstrating a requirement for affordable homes in the area.

Shavington ward Cllr David Marren (pictured) said: “I think the officers have been very clear as to why this should be refused.

“It is located within the open countryside.

“The proposed development results in a loss of countryside, and there is no up to date housing need survey.

“Even if there had been, the development exceeds the number of units allowed of 10 [to circumvent open countryside rules].

“The only change to this application is that this one is four dwellings fewer. It would be inconsistent to allow this one and block [another].”

Cllr Marren referenced the fact the application is a re-submission of another failed bid to construct 44 affordable houses on the site from August 2019.

Along with a loss of open countryside, reasons for refusal include the scheme’s impact on nearby bat populations, ‘poor’ design and layout, and a lack of open space provision.


  1. Nice try, I see 40 homes built with in 3 yrs, a hollow cry from Mr Marren

  2. Good on CEC. Its time we stood up to maintaining our rural area and Services . We have been swamped with new build and the Roads , GPs , Hospitals and parking are all suffering the consequences . Enough is enough.

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