The much-awaited PSV became available in the public domain on Monday 4th March. Whilst it still needs to be endorsed by the Warrington Borough Council Executive Board and Full Council before going out to consultation, we have initially analysed the PSV and report the following:
- Housing numbers down by 15% (1113 in PDO down to 945 a year in the PSV)
- Green Belt release is down by 20%
- Greater emphasis on affordable housing
- Greater density of development in town centre and surrounding areas
- Infrastructure must be confirmed before development
- Employment land is very similar to the PDO at 362 hectares
- Still proposing a Garden Suburb but land to east of A50 no longer to be put forward
- 4000 homes in south in plan period in addition to those already consented
- Some land in south west corner to be left in Green Belt
- Talking to Halton about keeping separation of Moore village
- Peel Hall Farm will be allocated.
- Reduction to 1100 homes in outlying settlements with belief that existing infrastructure can cope
- Lymm reduces from 500 to 450 on 4 sites but new GP surgery required
- Tanyard Farm is included in the 450 figure
- In west, funds for Western Link must be confirmed first
- Developers must produce Masterplans for areas with infrastructure included
- The dotted line ‘proposed transport link’ using the disused railway line/TPT in Grappenhall linking
through to Latchford has been removed from the plans
The full plan is over 600 pages long. The Local Transport Plan (LTP4) has also been published, which requires further endorsement.
Here is a link to all the relevant plans and appendices (top 5 items):
The South Warrington Parish Councils have been working together for many months to prepare for the release of the PSV and have jointly employed the services of a local Planning Consultant (John Groves from GT Planning). John is currently reviewing the PSV and will shortly be producing a leaflet with the key points/concerns that will be sent to each household. This is likely to be delivered during mid to end of April. We will then be holding various public briefing sessions for residents (dates/venues tbc).
Warrington Borough Council propose to start the formal 8-week consultation on 15th April, and plan on holding drop in sessions during May at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
We will keep residents informed of developments via our website and Facebook page.