A REPORT on housing in Ellesmere Port should be used to halt development of 420 new homes.
That's the verdict of borough councillor Justin Madders, who welcomed the findings of the Urban Housing Potential Study.
He says the report should be used to halt the controversial development of 420 houses by Redrow Homes in Ledsham Road, Little Sutton.
The study was commissioned by the borough council in 1998 and completed this spring.
Its aim was to see whether there were any previously unidentified brownfield sites in the borough which could be used for housing. Brownfield means any urban site which has previously been built on.
The report, which has been accepted by the council, has now identified a number of sites which, if all developed, could produce more than 500 extra houses.
So Cllr Madders believes there is 'now no argument' for building the 420 houses in Ledsham Road.
He said: 'I am delighted by the findings of the report. The figures are there for all to see.
'They make it absolutely clear that the borough can meet its immediate housing obligations without needing to develop the site on Ledsham Road.