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Cheadle homes are apporoved

By Cheadle Post and Times  |  Posted: June 14, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

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PLANS to build six new bungalows at Carlos Close in Cheadle have been approved.

The development will consist of two, one bedroomed and four, two bedroomed bungalows for shared equity and rent.

The applicant, Ascent Housing, is a joint venture company formed between Moorlands Housing, which is part of the Your Housing Group, and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to bring approximately 370 new affordable homes over the next three years to the district.

The greenfield site currently functions as visual open space to the existing courtyard of bungalows, which are managed by Moorlands Housing. Access to the proposed site will be from Carlos Close.

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However concern was raised that parking facility could be moved for present residents.

Cheadle councillor Ron Locker said: "Residents are concerned as some are elderly and disabled. They are moving the car parking further away, which is not fair. I would ask that the applicants find a way for a more user friendly car parking.

"People do feel that they are having their fingers trod on as when they have been shopping they will have to carry it further, which will make life more difficult for them.

We are in partnership with the developers, so we should have equal rights."

Councillor Mike Worthington said the application should not disadvantage people who live their already.

He said: "This is a good design, but now people have their cars parked outside their doors. I am surprised Ascent have not looked at different parking."

Cheadle councillor Stephen Ellis said that 19 houses were planned at the site a few years ago.

He said: "This is much better to have just six. I do echo the concerns of the parking however. The cul-de-sac head could be moved to make better parking."

The applicants agent Carl Grannell told the committee that they had now met the residents at the site to discuss further parking facilities.

He said: "This application is a resubmission for Ascent Housing. There has been issues with a third party ownership, so two bungalows have been removed from an original application.

"There are no principle of issues of development and no highway objections. This is a well designed scheme.

"There has been concerns raised over some parking issues, but we have just held a meeting with residents."

All 11 members of the planning committee voted in favour of the application.

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