RESIDENTS are being urged to continue rallying together as they await a decision on plans to build 770 homes in Appleton and Grappenhall Heys.

In March a decision on the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) outline planning applications for 370 homes at its Appleton Cross site, on Dipping Brook Avenue, and 400 in Grappenhall Heys, off Witherwin Avenue, was postponed after ‘too many’ residents turned up at the Town Hall.

The development management committee is set to settle both applications at a special meeting at the Pyramid on June 29.

Cllr Ryan Bate (LD – Grappenhall) said: “As the huge turnout by residents to the last planning meeting showed, this is a huge issue for people across south Warrington.

“All we want is a chance to put forward our case that a rethink is needed, not least around infrastructure, public services and protecting ecology.

 “We are not opposed to development in Warrington as long as it is done in the right way and are hopeful that the committee will share our concerns.”