CONCERNS over highways issues have been raised after plans to build eight new houses in Winsford were submitted to the council.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has received an outline planning application to build the homes on land to the rear of Weaver Street, between Royle Street and Winnington Street.

Plans show access to the two-bed semi-detached dwellings would be via Royle Street.

No other details, including provision of off-street parking, have thus far been included in the proposal.

Winsford Town Council was consulted on the plans and have responded with an objection due to 'over-development of the site, it not being in keeping with the built environment and highways problems from no off-street parking'.

Council highways officer Tony Lungley also felt he couldn't support the proposal at this time due to limited information submitted.

His report added: "Site access would be directly off Royle Street - an unmade and unadopted lane with no proper footways. Rights of access along the lane for any future development would have to be established.

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"Although this application is outline with all matters reserved the information submitted is limited.

"There are no details in relation to the actual physical access into the site that appears to be between two existing buildings, what would the access look like including acceptable width and provision of achievable visibility splays when exiting the site.

"The submitted site plan is very basic and lacks any real detail in terms of the internal site layout, provision of footways/service margins, adequate turning facilities. Is there room within the site for the development to be serviced by larger vehicles, particularly a fire appliance and refuse collection vehicles?

"There are no details in terms of parking for each dwelling. Minimum off-road parking requirement for each two-bed dwelling is two standard spaces.

"On the basis of the information submitted I feel I cannot support this application at the present time."

Residents in Royle Street have also objected to the plans, stating their unadopted road is in a bad state of repair.

The deadline for submitting comments on the plans is Friday, June 3.

For more details, search reference 21/04116/OUT on the council's online planning portal.