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16 JUL

Concerns over houses being built too high

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

Concerns have been raised that two houses are being built too high on a housing development in Cheadle. The houses are part of a large development on land south of Thorley Drive in Cheadle which had been passed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The housing developer has recently put in an additional planning application for a variation of conditions regarding the two houses in question which are situated on Plots One and Two of the development.

Concerns have been raised that two houses are being built too high on a housing development in Cheadle.

The houses are part of a large development on land south of Thorley Drive in Cheadle which had been passed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The housing developer has recently put in an additional planning application for a variation of conditions regarding the two houses in question which are situated on Plots One and Two of the development.

A resident who is set to be affected by the houses being built too high contacted the Times & Echo with their concerns.

The resident, who wished not to be named, said: “I had a site meeting with a senior planning officer from SMDC last week due to the houses being built too high by one metre.

I was told that there should not be any work going on for these houses as the plans have not been rubber stamped yet, and that the council has put a stop to any more work being done on them due to this height issue.

I was also told that the issue could be resolved by the builders putting frosted glass on the patio doors of the new houses.

My point is that the houses being built higher will be imposing on my house and I don’t think they should get away with just putting frosted glass on the doors.

I really am not bothered about them building houses there, it’s too late now as they are doing that, but it’s that they are building them too high.

If it was one of us who perhaps built an extension too high, we would just get told to take it down.”

The Times & Echo contacted SMDC about the resident’s concerns and also to ask them to clarify what the resident had been told about the two houses by a planning officer.

Although no clarity was given in their response, a spokesperson for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council said: “The council has received a planning application which relates to various changes to plots 1 and 2 on the land off Thorley Drive Cheadle.

The site has planning permission for 57 houses.

The application is available to view on the councils web site and anyone wishing to make representations about the application can do so via the website.

A decision is likely to be made on the application in August/September.”

Meanwhile, Cheadle Town Council has deferred its decision relating to their recommendation of the latest planning application for the site, due to the issue of the two houses being built too high.

Cheadle town councillor Greg Powell told fellow councillors at their recent virtual meeting that he was waiting to hear back from SMDC with regards to the houses being “wrongly built height wise.”

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