ESTHER McVey, MP for Tatton, has stated her opposition to a proposed housing development in Alderley Edge.

Developers Deanbank Investment Ltd is seeking planning permission to construct six homes off Heyes Lane.

However, residents of the village have been vocal in their opposition of the scheme, with Cheshire East’s online planning portal recording 91 public comments on the proposal.

Now, Conservative MP Esther McVey has thrown her weight behind the concerns: “There are a number of concerns in relation to different aspects of the plan. Firstly, as Alderley Edge is a local service centre, the required parking standards mean that four bedroom houses need three parking spaces. The ones on this application do not have this.

“In addition the scale of the properties would not appear to be in keeping with those around it. The plan is entirely dependent on Buckhorn Street being used for access to the site. It is clear that Buckhorn Street is an unadopted road and is maintained by local residents whose properties front onto Heyes Lane.

“Local evidence suggests the lane is owned by those properties, not by either the developer or the local authority.”

Alderley Edge Parish Council is also among the objectors, with concerns including ‘unsustainable overdevelopment’, parking provision, and drainage and flooding concerns.

In justifying recommended approval, CEC planning officers said in a pre-meeting report: “The proposal is for sustainable development which would bring environmental, economic and social benefits.

“The proposal is therefore considered to be acceptable in the context of the relevant policies of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy.”

CEC councillors will discuss the development at 10am on November 4.