CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

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CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby nedsram » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 pm

Available here.

Poynton Sports Club: Site is allocated for residential development for around 80 new homes.

Land north of Glastonbury Drive: Site is allocated for sports and leisure development (for 10 ha). Intended for relocation of Poynton Sports Club.

Land at Poynton High School: Allocated for residential development for around 25 new homes. Caveats regarding replacement of lost playing fields.

Former Vernon School: Site is allocated for residential development for around 50 new homes. Caveats regarding replacement of lost playing fields.

For full details of the Local Plan and procedures for submitting comments (by October 22nd) see here.

There is no mention of land next to the Bird Estate, off Dickens lane, or at the end of Hazelbadge Road, but my guess is that the ones outlined above are in addition to those proposals.

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Re: CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby turdo170 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:46 am

Surely Vernon Infants School playing field is irrelevant as Vernon Primary School has a field although it is not as good.

The other thing is wasn't there some legal issues surrounding the infants school and change of use?

How exactly are they going to replace the high school playing field if they are building all the way round it?

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Re: CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby yewtreeman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:20 pm

There appears to be little (if any) concern at CE regarding the existing lack of spare primary school places in Poynton. Pile upon this the large increase in demand for places due to the extensive high density housing numbers already planned. Clearly an obvious part solution would be the refurbishment of the existing unused Vernon school building and surrounding facilities.

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Re: CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby Scallywag » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:20 pm

Building houses on Vernon Infant School land is ludicrous, they should never have shut it in the first place as when they re-designed the Junior building and all children were transferred over there must have been a space shortage. Plus, all these house building proposals, if they go ahead, will produce children and where will the places be in the schools. Are the houses going to be "affordable" - by which I mean not costing £4,000.000/£5,000.000. Surely there must be young couples wishing to stay in Poynton when married who can't possibly afford these sort of prices, like the ones they're building at Woodford and other such places wherever they can cram them in. I really do wonder how the future Poynton and all its services will cope with these proposed developments if they go ahead.

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Re: CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby yewtreeman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:08 pm

Looking at the notes in the Local Plan Poynton will be taking more than its share of high density building, presumably so CE can balance giving certain other areas lower densities. If I read the sparse Dickens Lane development information and maps correctly, it will include some apartments and 'town houses'. What town house means to spec builders these days needs little imagination. These latest proposals would take us up to around 600 new houses. We can be sure that will mean some hundreds of primary age children.

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Re: CEC first draft of Site Allocations and Developmen Policies Document

Postby AndrewJ » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:09 am

The allocation numbers are a bit odd. For Vernon school it says 50 homes, but the location map indicates that it is only the site of the school building that will be built on, not the playing field. Presumably these are going to be apartments or a retirement home(?). It would be a good opportunity to link George Road East and West with a footpath and cycle path, but that is not mentioned here.

Equally, there are only 80 houses for the Sports Club area. This site is quite large, must be at least 6 acres, so it implies relatively large and low density housing. If this housing is really necessary then perhaps 30-40% of the site could be a 'village green' for Poynton - something we lack at present? You could still fit 80 (or more) apartments or small townhouses into the rest of the site easily, which is probably the sort of thing that Poynton actually needs (as opposed to what developers want). Plus it would add to Poynton's public space at the same time. Again, it would also be nice to link Woodside/inclines with the Civic Centre via a footpath/cycle path.

Building houses on the edge of the high school field seems a bit strange - considering the school's large size and 'semi-rural' location its area for sports is already quite small, and I would have thought they would lose at least one full size pitch. One high school I used to go to had no playing fields at all and we had to pop down the road to the local public sports centre during games lessons. However there is nowhere within easy walk/jog from Poynton high school - as it is the local sports centre!


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