Concerns Raised Over Planning Application for New Development
|Published: 8th November 2018 12:15|
Concerns are being raised over a planning application to construct 10 semi-detached single storey dwellings on a plot at the junction between Manorial Road and Moorside Lane, to the rear of Old Quay Close in Parkgate, Neston.
According to the application, submitted by Landor Planning Consultants on behalf of Wirral Methodist Housing, these would be affordable bungalows aimed at the over 55s.
Within the documents on the Council's planning portal, it is stated that a pre-application enquiry to the Council in 2015 resulted in concerns being raised over ecology and highways. It is claimed that the reports included in the new application addresses these issues.
However, local residents disagree and say that the development will lead to the loss of Green Belt land, is in conflict with the Neston Neighbourhood Plan and that a biodiversity report commissioned by the developers does not adequately reflect the nature of the area.
In addition, concerns have been raised over insufficient parking and difficulties of access for refuse trucks and emergency vehicles.
The full application can be studied here.
Councillor Martin Barker (Parkgate Ward) is meeting with local residents this week and Neston Town Council will discuss the issue at an Extraordinary meeting of their Places Committee on Tuesday 13 November, 5.30pm at Neston Town Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend and may speak for up to 3 minutes at the start of the meeting.