ANOTHER plan for homes on land at a stables in Orford has been revealed.

An application for planning permission submitted to Warrington Borough Council seeks consent to demolish the buildings off Orford Road and construct six new two-bedroom houses.

It is the latest in a long line of planned developments on the site in recent years.

Warrington Guardian:

In summer 2019, proposals for five detached three-bedroom homes were pulled by the developer after opposition from residents.

Then, in July the following year, the council approved the construction of a bungalow on the land despite more than a dozen objections.

Revised plans for five two-bedroom bungalows were then lodged before being withdrawn in March amid concerns from neighbours and the Environment Agency.

Documents submitted by applicant the Egerton Trust over the latest scheme stated: "The site is currently underused and does not represent efficient use of land, and it is considered that given the dilapidated condition of the structures on site it contributes negatively to the local environment.

"Notably, to the east, the site is adjacent to a newly-constructed flooding bund which protects the site from flooding.

"Whilst this land is under the ownership of the applicant, known locally as Orford Fields, it is used in practicality by the Environment Agency as a functional flood plain.

"The existing houses along Orford Road have windows facing the site and any new development will be sensitive in scale and spacing."

Warrington Guardian:

Some objections have already been lodged.

One resident told the Warrington Guardian: “Yet again, we as residents have been subjected to a planning application to land at the rear of Orford Road.

“How, after the Environment Agency spent god knows how much of taxpayers’ money building flood defences, can we be ignored?

“It’s beyond belief.

“We as residents believed we could rest easy.

“Alas, to no avail – we have yet again been presented with inaccurate and monstrous plans.”