Site G&T 5: Cledford Hall, Cledford Lane, Middlewich

Land at Cledford Hall, Cledford Lane is allocated for 10 Gypsy and Traveller transit pitches. Development proposals for this site must:

  1. retain hedgerows and incorporate a comprehensive landscaping scheme that provides for appropriate boundary treatments;
  2. provide for an appropriate visibility splay and access arrangements from Cledford Lane;
  3. demonstrate through a noise impact assessment that external and internal noise impacts can be acceptably minimised through appropriate mitigation including a noise management plan; and
  4. use permeable materials as hardstanding and provide a drainage strategy to prevent surface run-off from the site.

Supporting information

12.102  The site is allocated to address the identified need for transit pitches for Gypsies and Travellers. Occupation of any development will be restricted to persons complying with the definition of Gypsies and Travellers, and conditions will be imposed to secure the transit nature and govern the occupation of the site. This will include governing the maximum duration of a single stay on the site to make sure that the site continues to provide for transit accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers in perpetuity.

12.103  For the purposes of the policy, there shall be no more than 10 pitches on the site and on each of the 10 pitches, no more than two caravans. 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’.

12.104  It is expected that all internal roads and parking facilities are provided for prior to first occupation.

12.105  The Middlewich Eastern Bypass, now with planning permission, will provide for highway improvements along Cledford Lane including improvements to footpath and cycle provision and an alternative access to junction 18 of the M6. Any visual, noise and pollution assessment of development should be undertaken with the assumption that the Middlewich Eastern Bypass is in situ and suitable screening/mitigation provided accordingly.

12.106  The gateposts at the site entrance should be retained as a physical record of the previous heritage assets on the site.

12.107  There is potential for protected species to be present. A habitats survey will be required to support any future planning application and inform mitigation measures, where necessary.

Policy information


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