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Mini-town plan for housing estate

A MINI-TOWN could spring up on Nantwich's largest housing estate.

A MINI-TOWN could spring up on Nantwich's largest housing estate.

Cheshire County Council has already unveiled plans to build a primary school on the Cronkinson Farm estate now under construction on the boundaries of Nantwich and Stapeley.

But plans, revealed to the Chronicle this week also outline a public house, convenience store, day care nursery, and fitness centre.

And Paul Hubball, senior surveyor with Lambert Smith Hampton, a Manchester firm appointed by English Partnerships to market the estate, which has sent out letters to residents, said: 'I would think the pub, the day care nursery and the convenience store ­ as well as the school ­ are near certainties.

'The fitness centre may come later when the estate is completely built up.

But I also envisage other shops and facilities there. A McDonald's, a hairdressers' and a chemist, have all been mentioned.'

Nantwich county councillor Arthur Moran, who has already contacted Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council's planning department about the revelations said: 'I don't think such developments would affect existing trade in Nantwich because in the main the people using them would be newcomers to the area.'

Andrew Dobson, planning officer with the borough council said: 'Until I see a plan I can't really give a proper opinion, but if what Cllr Moran is outlining, was to come before us then I would be delighted to see it. It sounds very exciting and promising.'


David Holmes
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