East Cheshire Council intends to challenge a planning inspector's decision to allow plans for a 94-home development at Elworth Hall Farm in Sandbach.22 May 2014
In February 2013 the Council refused permission for developer Rowland Homes to build at the site. Following an appeal by the developer, a planning inspector granted permission for the proposals in April this year after finding that the Council was unable to demonstrate a fiveyear housing land supply in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework.
The Council said it has since received legal advice that it has scope to request a judicial review of the planning inspector's decision.
“I have always promised the people of Sandbach, and of Cheshire East as a whole, that we will do everything we can to defend our greenbelt and green gap spaces and this is no exception" said Council leader Michael Jones in a statement.
"We are committed to protect our countryside from unplanned, unwanted and unsustainable development".