CONTROVERSIAL plans for a plot of land in the village sparked a heated debate at Tarporley Parish Council .
Two parallel applications were made to Cheshire West and Chester planning by developers GB Development solutions for the land off Heatherways in the village.
The first application discussed for the land was for 33 houses.
Cllr Dawn Joyce told the meeting she did not feel there was a “good balance of affordable houses compared to the larger more expensive homes.”
Concerns were also raised about the impact this development would have on the village’s infrastructure, including the drainage system, car parking, traffic and health service.
Councillors also raised the issue of the Section 106 money that would be given by the developers to CWAC for Tarporley to use in the village.
Cllr Heidi Nickson said: “If we had this money we could spend it on something that would benefit the whole community.”
Councillors argued that discussion should not focus on the S106 money.
Four councillors voted to object to the proposal, six did not object and one abstained. The council decided that despite not objecting to the plans they would ask for a better integration of the affordable homes.
Councillors then discussed the second application for the continuing care retirement community on the same plot of land.
Cllr Joyce said: “I think the scale of the development is just too large for the village, and there is no affordable housing in this application.”
Concerns were also raised about the pressure on the village’s infrastructure. One councillor objected to the plan, eight did not object and one abstained. The expiry date for consultation is April 23.