Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Must protect thou arbitrarily placed greenbelts, but some progress is being made.
A new village of nearly 2,000 homes could be built to avoid expanding existing villages into Cheshire's greenbelt. The development, called the North Cheshire Growth Village, near Handforth is part of the proposed new Local Plan. It would mean only 1% of greenbelt land would be at risk of development, the council said. Council leader Michael Jones said: "Rather than increasing the size of villages in the north and south, we are proposing a new village. Does anybody even consider the fact that the greenbelts may have been incorrectly drawn up 60 years ago or need adjusting according to the population growth of a particular area?