The official green light has been given to plans to create as many as 74 new houses in Rudheath, despite some objection being shown by the local parish council.

This could result in a lot of new work for tradesmen in the area, and joiners across Cheshire are thought to be welcoming the news.

Hollins Strategic Land LLP put forward a proposal with an outline for planning permission for the homes. All members on the strategic planning board agreed that the proposed location was ideal for the development and that it would provide the area with a number of benefits.

Matthew Simmons, who represents the applicant, explained that the benefits include economic growth through the creation of construction jobs and increased trade for businesses in the area, which offer value to the council’s cost-effective housing shortage. He also pointed out that an improvement in bio-diversity could be expected and that trees in the area will be maintained.

The meeting saw traffic concerns expressed by Councillor Normal Wright. The planning manager for CWAC, Jon Sutcliffe, said:

“The inhabitants will drive along Crookes lane and past the residents.

“While clearly there will undoubtedly be a difference from what there is today with presumably limited vehicle numbers, the actual impact of the traffic from this development is unlikely to be significant at those properties.”

However, Councillor Alex Black explained that the location has a firm boundary around it and the space can now be filled thanks to the development.