Site G&T 4: Three Oakes Site, Booth Lane, Middlewich

Land at Three Oakes, Booth Lane is allocated for 24 permanent Gypsy and Traveller Pitches. Development proposals for this site must:

  1. retain hedgerows and incorporate a comprehensive landscaping scheme that provides for appropriate boundary treatments in accordance with the recommendations of the Heritage Impact Assessment (CEC 2019) prepared for the site;
  2. provide for an appropriate visibility splay and access arrangements from Booth Lane; and
  3. use permeable materials as hardstanding and provide a drainage strategy to prevent surface run-off from the site.

Supporting information

12.97  The site is allocated to address the identified need for pitches for Gypsies and Travellers and would be an extension to an existing caravan park on Booth Lane, Middlewich. Conditions will be imposed to permanently govern the occupation of the site.

12.98  The Trent and Mersey Canal Conservation Area is close to the site. Development should retain existing and provide for additional landscaping, with the planting of indigenous species of trees and shrubs to preserve and enhance the conservation area, particularly along the eastern boundary in line with the recommendations from the Heritage Impact Assessment prepared for the site.

12.99  The site is located close to Sandbach Flashes SSSI, which is notified for its physiographical and biological importance. It consists of a series of pools and has triggered the impact risk zone for development. An application should be supported with appropriate evidence regarding any impacts on Sandbach Flashes SSSI, in line with LPS Policy SE 3 ‘Biodiversity and geodiversity’ along with appropriate mitigation measures, where required.

12.100  For the purposes of the policy, a pitch includes one chalet/mobile home and one touring caravan and is generally home to one household. There is an expectation of a minimum spacing of 6 metres between caravans and adequate on-site essential services and utilities provided, in line with the principles set out in SADPD Policy HOU 7 'Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson site principles' and LPS Policy SC 7 ‘Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople’.

12.101  In line with Policy HOU 7 'Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showperson site principles', the site should ensure and maintain an appropriate water supply, sewer connection and disposal of surface water in a sustainable way. This should include engagement, where appropriate, with the relevant water undertaker.

Policy information


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