DEVELOPERS Peel Investments have outline plans agreed for 205 new homes on land on the Rossmore industrial estate.
But the resubmitted scheme is opposed by adjoining industry and by Cllr Angela Claydon, (Lab, Grange and Rossmore).
The application was decided at a meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s powerful strategic planning committee.
A previous scheme for 180 homes was rejected against the advice of officials and has led to an appeal by Peel.
Councillors heard that if the revised plans were approved, the appeal, due to be heard in July, would be withdrawn.
Peel argues it has worked hard to develop an alternative scheme to take account of the concerns which were raised.
The buffer between the houses and the industrial units has been increased.
The homes would be reached from the recently developed Rossfield Park housing estate according to a report.
They would include a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom properties in a variety of flats, terraced, semi detached and detached housing ranging from single to three storeys in height.
The houses will now be at least 45m from the industrial businesses.
The scheme includes an enlarged area of open space between the industrial units, one of which has been trading there for 14 years and the houses.
Residents have raised a number of concerns including traffic on Standingwood Road while adjoining industrial occupiers argue the new build will reduce the amount of industrial land in the area.
They have raised concerns that noise and emissions from the businesses, including heavy fabrication work, could give rise to complaints.
Cllr Claydon pointed out the previous application had been unanimously rejected and insisted: “The changes are not enough.”
She believes that future occupiers will complain about noise and smell and argues there are insufficient affordable homes.
“They appear to be trying to put as many houses as possible on the site which means putting them close to industry,” she said.
“There are far too many houses far too close to industry.”
The committee agreed the plans with Cllr Claydon voting against approval.