Developers Satnam are back with their planning application to the borough council, after a consultation was undertaken back in January.
Letters have already been sent out to local residents living in close proximity to the site. Many have continually voiced their opposition for a number of years to previous plans. A petition that was signed by over 1000 back in February, along with comments will be handed to the council in the next few weeks.
The outline planning application from Satnam is for a new mixed-used neighbourhood with up to 1,200 dwellings, a residential care home, local centre with food store, restaurants and cafes, pubs, hot food takeaways and offices. There would also be an employment area, with uses including research and light manufacturing, sports pitches and a primary school.
Warrington North MP Helen Jones, who has also had a long-standing opposition to the plans said:
“If successful this application will change the face of the area for ever, and one of the last green spaces in Warrington North will be lost for good.”
I feel this development is unwanted by the people locally for many reasons including the extra traffic, access to the new homes, loss of wildlife and habitat, and the loss of sports fields and green space. The effects felt locally will be massive, and there is always other land in Warrington that could used for housing if needed. There has also been other land already earmarked locally by the Omega site along the M62. Feedback from anyone and comments can be given for 21 days from August 25 to the plans.
The plans are available for viewing on Warrington Borough Council Website:
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