AN amended plan for a Warmingham Lane development which has been submitted to Cheshire East Council faces opposition from a Middlewich Town Councillor.

The application was originally for 90 houses but due to concerns regarding the proposal, the development is now for 74 new houses.

There will no longer be any one-bedroom houses in the development, the number of two-bedroom houses has decreased from 13 to 11 and the number of three-bedroom houses has been reduced from 40 to 37.

There has been concerns regarding the safety of the development for pedestrians due to the lack of crossings on Warmingham Lane.

The amended design and access statement states: “Pedestrians have clearly defined routes throughout the scheme with designated footways separating them from road traffic along the main pedestrian public realm.

“These routes will be safe and comfortable spaces well over looked by the proposed buildings.

“A pedestrian link is also provided to bridge Warmingham Lane with the adjacent farmlands to the east.

“A cycle route has also been provided and taken to the eastern boundary in anticipation of future developments.”

The proposal does face opposition from a Middlewich Town Councillor who believes that housing developments should not be a priority at the moment.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Middlewich Town Council, said: “I’ve stayed pretty consistent with my responses to new developments.

“We should not be getting more houses in Middlewich until they build the bypass.

“That area is a nightmare with the Bellway and Morris Homes developments.

“Cheshire East has not been public with this application, it’s like it’s hiding it from people who would want to have a say.”

The applicant believes the proposal will not have an impact on transport in the area.

The amended planning statement states: “The conclusions of the previous transport assessment in respect of the impact on the scheme remain valid.

“The reduction in houses further reduces the number of vehicular movements and as such there is an absence of any significant impact.”