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Cheadle Town Council refuses to support plans to re-develop old Romanian Charity shop into homes

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: November 28, 2013

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TOWN leaders have refused to support plans to build six houses on the site of a former Romanian charity shop in Cheadle.

Plans have been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the demolition of the former commercial premises in Tape Street, Cheadle, and re-development of four two bedroomed units and two one bedroomed units by Michael Ward, of Forsbrook.

Cheadle Town Council discussed the plans during a recent meeting and voted that they be recommended for refusal when the district council comes to make its decision.

Councillor Ian Whitehouse said: "This is a ridiculous place to put six houses, sited on the "kamikaze" roundabout, which is by far the most dangerous one in the town. Where are the cars going to park for these six houses, it's absolutely scandalous and ridiculous and shouldn't be allowed."

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Councillor Peter Elkin agreed with the concerns raised and reminded councillors that there were discussions recently about possible plans being submitted to build 160 houses on land off Thorley Drive, as well as plans to build apartments next door to the site, which would further amplify the 'dangerous' road situation. He added: "It is a most incredibly busy road at any time; many years ago, in wartime, there was a terrible accident there, so it was dangerous even then. This should be refused because of over-development and highways issues."

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