The environmental committee of the parish council has unanimously opposed plans for the building of 74 new houses.

The plans could result in a total of 74 dwellings developed on green field land near Cookes Lane, if Hollins Strategic Land LLP find that planning permission has been given. Should the development go ahead, the area may also see a number of home extensions in Chester, if the new residents ultimately decide that the dwellings provide inadequate space.

Rudheath Parish Council chairman, Councillor Nick Colley, said:

“The council’s environment committee met on Wednesday where this proposed development was discussed.

“The committee unanimously agreed to oppose the development.

“I have been approached by a couple of concerned residents over the past month or so as surveyors had been seen working in the field.”

He went on to say that the firm’s main worry concerns traffic. There are a maximum of 74 new houses being proposed, which means that there would potentially, based on the development, be around 90 vehicles.

He pointed out that the only route via which the site can be accessed by traffic is through Penny’s Lane or Cookes Lane, and the only way that these can be accessed is through King Street – a road with heavy traffic already.

If it goes ahead, Cllr Colley said that more road noise, pollution, and congestion will affect the area around Broken Cross – especially since a proposed incinerator is also on the agenda there.