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New homes plan for Omega
1:10pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
MORE than 1,000 new homes have been earmarked to be built on Omega land.
The move to choose part of the business park as a site for 1,100 homes will help protect areas such as Peel Hall from future development.
The homes plan was revealed as a consultation started into Warrington Borough Council’s local plan core strategy.
Changes to the important document have also seen land at Peel Hall, Appleton, Grappenhall Heys and Pewterspear Green removed from the list of potential sites for development - adding extra protection against anyone wanting to build on Peel Hall.
These locations were to act as a contingency in the event that not enough new homes were delivered on brownfield land in the older, central parts of the town.
Council leader Clr Terry O’Neill said: “I genuinely believe that those which we have agreed with the inspector will further strengthen a robust local plan which delivers and supports the needs of residents and businesses and will reinforce our growth framework Warrington Means Business.”
The local plan is designed to guide development in the borough for the next 15 years with a focus on repopulating the town centre on brownfield sites its main aim.
Following hearings with a Government appointed inspector the council has agreed to make a number of changes to the plan for it to be accepted.
Councillor David Keane, portfolio holder Environment and Public Protection, Warrington Borough Council added: “The local plan is a vital component that will shape and protect the way in which our town grows and evolves. I would encourage the public and businesses to take a look at the consultation documents and participate in the process.”
The consultation runs to Monday, September 30. All consultation documents are available on the council website, with copies also available in all of Warrington’s libraries, the Contact Centre, on Horsemarket Street and New Town House, on Buttermarket Street.
All responses to the consultation will be considered by the appointed examining inspector, who will set out his conclusions on the plan in a report later this year.
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