COUNCILLORS have unanimously approved plans to build 15 small units on a vacant site at Winsford Industrial Estate.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has given the green light for developer Winsford Devco LLP to build the units in place of a recently-demolished unit in Road One.

The local authority received no objections to the scheme, which will feature units ranging from 280sq m to 2,500 sq m – totalling 12,000sq m.

At Tuesday’s planning committee meeting officer Steven Holmes said: “The site is located within an area used principally for industrial warehousing purposes and the principal of the development is supported by neighbourhood plan policy.

“Subject to conditions it is considered that the proposed development would not give rise to any adverse impacts in respect of highways, visual amenity, public health, public safety or flood risk.”

The committee took just five minutes before unanimously approving the scheme, which required a decision by councillors under CWAC’s constitution because the site is larger than 10,000sq m.

“There is a shortage of these small units and I believe they are much sought after,” said Cllr Brian Jones, Labour.

A new access will be created for vehicles and pedestrians, while parking provision will also be provided.