APPLICATIONS to build more than 2,000 homes in Little Sutton could be approved this week.

The two applications for development at Ledsham Road – an outline application for 2,000 homes and 145 in a full detailed application – will go before next Thursday’s meeting of Strategic Planning Committee at 4pm tomorrow (Thursday) at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall.

Both plans from Redrow are recommended for approval by the planning officer.

They also include an application for permission for up to 400sq m of retail floor space for a local shop, a new primary school, a community building, a new linear park, playing fields and other public open space, new allotments, and new streets on the land at Sutton New Hall Farm, south of Ledsham Road.

The Ledsham & Manor Action Group (LAMAG) was established by Cllr Gareth Anderson in October 2011 after O’Rourkes, the planning consultancy for Redrow, tabled their plans to the public that September.

LAMAG has submitted many detailed objections to the scheme which the group says they will re-iterate at the committee hearing.

The Outline Planning Application for the 2,000 houses was submitted in May 2012, and the detailed first phase Planning Application for 145 houses in September 2012.

Graham Phipp and Graham Penness, who have led LAMAG as co-chairmen for 18 months, will give their objections during public speaking having already made two main objections and submitted 14 supplementary papers in 18 months.

Cllr Anderson appealed to supporters to attend the meeting.

He said: “Your presence and support at the committee meeting will be very helpful, as were the 3,200 signatures on the petition opposing development on this site and the many hundreds of individual responses sent in to the council during this process. Thanks to each and every one of you who has taken the time to do this.”