CONTROVERSIAL plans for 19 new homes in Latchford have been scrapped.

Developers have withdrawn the application for the small estate on Beatrice Street.

The two and three bedroom homes were to be built on the former industrial estate which was set to be demolished.

Developers said the existing buildings have been badly hit by damp and need to be demolished.

Planning documents said: "The design has paid particular attention to the surrounding area’s materials, form and scale.

"Similar materials have been used in the development such as a brick façade that matches surrounding area’s houses to the east and west of the site."

However the application, which was originally submitted last spring, provoked large complaints from neighbours.

They complained about the loss of trees on the site and voiced concerned over the new homes 'over looking' existing property.

There were also concerns raised about parking, especially on nearby streets which already suffer from problems with people visiting Victoria Park.

Meanwhile Cheshire Wildlife Trust called for surveys to check on the possible loss of bats and swift nests from the industrial buildings.