Site LPS 50: Land south of Chester Road, Poynton

The development of Land south of Chester Road over the Local Plan Strategy period will be achieved through:

  1. The delivery of around 150 new homes;
  2. Incorporation of green infrastructure, including:
    1. an appropriate level of amenity open space and children's play space; and
    2. pedestrian and cycle links to new and existing residential areas, employment areas, shops, schools and health facilities, including improved pedestrian links to the town centre, and the railway station.
  3. Open space provision to accommodate the need for enhanced or new indoor and outdoor sports facilities to accommodate the additional demand from the housing. Provision should be in accordance with an adopted up to date and robust Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Strategy.

Site Specific Principles of Development

  1. Contributions to existing, and the provision of new, public transport links to the town centre.
  2. Contributions to education and health infrastructure.
  3. Contributions towards the delivery of the Poynton Relief Road.
  4. Any application would need to be supported by a full ecological appraisal.
  5. Mitigation would be required to address any impacts on protected species.
  6. Any woodland, priority habitats or habitats of Local Wildlife Site quality on the site should be retained and buffered by areas of open space/habitat creation.
  7. The Local Plan Strategy site is expected to provide affordable housing in line with the policy requirements set out in Policy SC 5 'Affordable Homes'.
  8. A minimum of a Phase 1 Preliminary Risk Assessment for contaminated land should be carried out to demonstrate that the site is, or could be made, suitable for use should it be found to be contaminated. Further work, including a site investigation, may be required at a pre-planning stage, depending on the nature of the site.
  9. Appropriate boundary treatments should be implemented to provide a clearly defined Green Belt boundary that is likely to endure.


15.581  The site is located on the edge of Poynton, to the north west of the town. The site has been identified to deliver some 150 dwellings and presents an opportunity to deliver a high quality, sustainable residential development, whilst supporting the delivery of key infrastructure through financial contributions towards the delivery of the Poynton Relief Road. The eastern and northern boundaries of the site are formed by existing residential developments.

15.582 The site is mainly greenfield and covers an area of about 4 hectares. There is good access to the site by road from the town and it is close to Poynton Railway Station.

15.583 It is important that cycle and pedestrian links between the site and the surrounding residential areas and countryside are provided to improve connectivity within and around the town.  In particular, links to the housing area / primary school to the east.

15.584 The provision of green infrastructure and the improvement of existing green infrastructure are of paramount importance. This will assist in improving the health and well-being of residents and employees, as well as enhancing the environment of the local area.

15.585 The council would require the retention of existing trees and hedges. Full consideration of mitigation and management should be given to the impact on the footpath running through the site.  Boundary treatments should be reinforced so as to ensure a strong long term perimeter to the Green Belt.

15.586 Habitats for protected species and appropriate mitigation, if required, will be provided within the site; the development will have to be appropriately sited to make sure that there is not any adverse impact on such habitat areas.

15.587 Any new sports provision should be in accordance with an adopted up to date and robust Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Strategy and with Policy SC 2 ‘Indoor and Outdoor Sports Facilities’.

15.588 The site has potential for contamination to be present, therefore at least a Phase 1 Preliminary Risk Assessment for contaminated land needs to be carried out to ensure that any contamination that is present is subject to appropriate remediation.

15.589 Details of Construction Environment Management Plans, landscaping, green infrastructure and open space proposals should be submitted to the council during any future planning application process on this site as part of sustainable development proposals.

15.590 The Poynton Relief Road is a proposed 1.9 mile highway running between the A6 Manchester Airport Relief Road (A6MARR) and A523 London Road, which will relieve congestion in and around Poynton, improve links to Macclesfield and support economic, physical and social regeneration of the area.

Policy information


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