AN APPEAL involving outline plans for more than 160 dwellings and a medical centre on land between Elton and Ince has been withdrawn.
The application, including 25% affordable housing and put forward by Eveida International on a triangular 5.5ha site at Bare Brick House, Station Road, Ince, led to objections from neighbours and petitions on both sides.
The firm told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council the scheme would meet planning policies and would be close to employment opportunities.
Ince Parish Council objected, referring to a previous refusal and pointing out the new build would almost double the size of the village.
Publicity for the application led to five objections from neighbours and a 74 signature petition opposing the scheme.
A petition submitted by the applicant had 161 signatures in favour.
Recommending refusal, planning officers felt insufficient information had been provided on noise issues to assess whether the scheme would be appropriate.
The borough council agreed that permission should be withheld and the developers appealed the decision.
For Eveida, Chester-based chartered town planners CA Planning argued the site would be a preferred location for new housing in the borough as it would be ‘extremely well located’ for a range of local facilities.
The Planning Inspectorate was advised, however, the appeal had been withdrawn.
Cheshire West and Chester Council was told no further action would be taken.