ALTIN Homes has won approval for six houses in Holmes Chapel after submitting revised plans taking account of concerns over the scheme.

Plans to demolish a property at Bank House Farm in Middlewich Road and build seven houses were refused in December because of the ‘overly-cramped’ form of development.

The developers submitted revised plans to reflect those concerns, and Cheshire East Council has now approved a scheme for six detached, four-bedroom houses on the site.

“Although there were originally concerns about the overdevelopment of the plot, it is considered these issues have been overcome with a reduction in the volume of some of the units and a reduction in height of the dwelling proposed on plot six,” said a report by a planning officer.

“Furthermore, the removal of two trees in the rear gardens of plots two and three, although regrettable, are not worthy of TPO protection, and would now allow greater space within the site, reducing its previously cramped feel.

“As such, the design of the proposed development is deemed acceptable.”

Holmes Chapel Parish Council had opposed the scheme because of its design, poor housing mix and providing no affordable homes, and the plans had also attracted opposition from 15 residents, citing concerns over road safety, loss of privacy, design, loss of trees and hedgerows and ecological impact.