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April 2016

5,000 new homes around Woodford

...if Cheshire East Council gets its way!

Cheshire East Council’s (CEC) Local Plan, now open for public consultation, has major implications for Woodford. It would leave Woodford surrounded by some 5,000 new homes within two miles of Woodford Church. This includes the already planned 920 homes to be built on the ex-BAe Woodford aerodrome site. The developments will result in massive incursions into the Green Belt in Poynton and Handforth.
This map shows the extent of the proposals:
Cheshire East Council's Local Plan Proposals Map - March 2016
Red sites, 1, 2 and 3 are the sites CEC propose for development for 1,950dwellings. Yellow sites 4, 5 and 6 are CEC proposed safeguarded land for future development, which could result in a further 1,350 dwellings (at 30 per Ha). Sites 7, 9 and 10 are approved and building is in progress: 145 homes in Woodford, 175 homes, plus a 108 unit Care Village in Handforth and 204 homes in Wilmslow. Site 8 is owned by Harrow Estates and the subject of an outline planning application for a further 775 homes and a 100 unit Care Home. In addition, there will no doubt be further plans for housing on the MOD site, within site 1 next to Total Fitness, scheduled for closure and redevelopment in 2022.
More details, including a larger scale map, and guidance on responding to the Consultation may be downloaded here.
You can have your say and respond to the CEC Consultation here
Alternatively, and possibly more easily, you can make your representation by email or even post as follows:
  1. Using the CEC Consultation form available here
  2. Just by sending a straightforward letter
By email to
By Post to Spatial Planning, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, C/O Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe,CW1 2BJ.
The consultation ends on 19th April 2016.
Roadworks around Woodford
Redrow site, Chester Road, Woodford
Work is continuing outside the entrance to the site and two-way temporary traffic lights have been re-introduced. Drainage works and sewer diversion works are still ongoing and once completed the programme for the overall contract will be reviewed. The current completion date given by George Cox is 13th July 2016, but SMBC officers will meet with the contractors and Redrow with a view to shortening the programme, if possible.
A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) – Update
For the latest information see on Traffic Management for the A6MARR project see
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