“Nice homes in nice places with lovely views might make developers a fortune – but are they doing anything for the …. general economy”
It’s not just here in Cheshire East, it’s happening everywhere; overwhelming doctors, schools and roads with little prospect of finding local jobs without a long commute. To be sustainable and provide affordable homes, development needs to occur where there are job opportunities – which can be reached by affordable and regular public transport (that actually runs during commuting hours!). Many low paid workers can’t afford train fares into Manchester as the jobs do not pay enough to make the journey worthwhile.
In a rural community such as Goostrey, housing is mostly required to support our local agricultural workers, local businesses, local families including those wishing to downsize and remain in the village during their retirement.