HOMEOWNERS in Frodsham are being urged to make their views heard on a consultation which highlights potential space for more than 200 new houses in the town.
Nine sites in Frodsham are ear-marked for development and it is estimated there is space for 204 homes.
Vale Royal Borough Council commissioned White Young Green consultants to prepare a draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment which identifies sites with housing potential and assesses their availability, suitability and viability for development.
It reports the places most likely to be developed for housing are the former St Luke’s RC Primary School site, land off Waterside Drive and the Frodsham High School site. Others include the rear of Bridge Lane, the scout hut and car park at Greenfield Lane and the Chinese Delight restaurant site.
Cllr Andrew Dawson said: “I am not scared of this consultation. Frodsham is not perfect and developments could benefit the town, and we want to keep it a thriving market town.
“I want to encourage people to look at this consultation, read it through and get an idea of what it is all about and tell Vale Royal what they think.
“I am concerned about the infrastructure, but this is an opportunity to look at the roads and be imaginative. Through development we could introduce more cycle lanes.”
Frodsham Cllr Lynn Riley said: “People should look at this consultation and make their views heard. This consultation takes the whole town into account and effects everybody.”
Town Mayor Pammi Taylor said: “If it is going to be a major development that takes away from the character of Frodsham then the people of Frodsham and the Town Council are not going to be happy about it.”