CHESHIRE East Council has committed to plans for 1,800 new homes on green belt land in Handforth. The authority says it has a “brownfield first” strategy but says some green belt is needed and believes a single release of land to the east of the A34 in Handforth would mitigate against the impact of piecemeal development.
Council leader Michael Jones said: “Rather than increasing the size of villages in the north and south, we are proposing a new village called the North Cheshire Growth Village in Handforth East. There are some difficult decisions to make but we believe that what we are now proposing will set out a solid blueprint for our future that will protect us from speculative and opportunistic developers, many of whom place profit before principles.”
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