MORE than 160 new homes, including affordable, could be built on a former caravan park.
The outline application for 161 homes and a medical centre has been submitted at Bare Brick House on Station Road, Ince for developers Eveida International.
The triangular, 5.5ha site, previously occupied by a WWll army camp and then a caravan park, is set between Ince and Elton, according to Chester-based town planner CA Planning for Eveida.
They have told Cheshire West and Chester Council the new build would make the best use of the vacant brownfield land which is enclosed by Station Lane, a private road leading to Quinn Glass and the Ellesmere Port to Warrington railway line.
Station Road resident Mrs D Cartwright disagrees and has told planning officers she objects strongly as Ince has no facilities to support the development.
She believes that, with most families having two cars, road safety issues would be raised on the already busy road where drivers have ‘no regard’ for a 30mph limit.
“The increased traffic will also have a safety concern for the children of the village when playing out,” she said.
She also claims only eight residents have been consulted when the village would be affected.
The agents say the site is ‘well located’ for a range of local services and the scheme would deliver community benefit through the new and affordable housing.
It would lead to urban renaissance and regeneration and meet wider housing needs, attracting families and younger people.
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