New Housing for Goostrey can Go Ahead

Having secured detailed planning approval from Cheshire West and Chester Council for a new housing development on a 2.7 ha site in Goostrey, HOW Planning has been successful in securing approval on appeal for access to the site.

Acting on behalf of Boor Homes, HOW Planning initially submitted applications to the two neighbouring Cheshire councils as the site spanned the boundary. Cheshire East initially refused planning permission, ultimately denying access to the site, but approval on appeal means the development can now start on site as soon as possible.

Bloor Homes can proceed with the development of 38 new homes including 30% affordable housing. The site, which is located on New Platt Lane in Goostrey and was previously home to a chicken farm, has fallen into a state of disrepair since operation ceased on site several years ago. Planning approval for both elements of the scheme means transformation can get underway.

Says Richard Barton, Partner at HOW Planning: “Bloor Homes’ development will transform what is a redundant site, which at present isn’t making any positive contribution to the town, into an attractive residential development. The decision is a sensible one as it was previously holding up what will be valued investment into the Goostrey area.”

Peter Kilshaw, Land Director at Bloor Homes added: “We are delighted with this outcome as it now allows us to focus on our plans. We have a strong commitment to building and providing high quality new homes which complement the existing surroundings and we believe this new development will only enhance the local community.”

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Published: 07/05/2015


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