Smithfields application for 75 houses withdrawn

Residents of Tattenhall were delighted last week when they heard that their Neighbourhood Plan had passed a key milestone in its long road to becoming planning policy. 

The Plan was passed by an independent examiner who praised the commitment and time put in by the team of volunteers responsible for bringing the document forwards.

The Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan sets out the villagers plans for gradual growth and provides clarity and detail to the planning process.

One of the biggest landowners in the area, Bolesworth Estate has welcomed the news that the views of the Tattenhall community had been recognised by the examiner.

Matthew Morris, Estate Manager at Bolesworth said;

 'The Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan is the culmination of almost two years of hard work by a dedicated group of volunteers.  As the key stakeholder in the parish, we look forwards to working with the whole parish in helping deliver the community, economic and housing aspirations contained within the Plan.'

 As part of this commitment to working together, Bolesworth Estate have withdrawn their planning application for up to 75 homes at Smithfields, Tattenhall.

Matthew Morris explains more:

‘We now plan to submit a smaller scheme for just 28 homes at Smithfields which is in accordance with the Neighbourhood Plan and the sort of scale of development that the community can hopefully accept.  We have an opportunity to take the lead and demonstrate to other applicants that small scale development is both deliverable and viable.

We recognise the importance of the Neighbourhood Plan and having been a part of the Tattenhall community for 157 years,  Bolesworth and the Barbour family look forward to acting as the delivery partner for what is a very exciting and ground breaking document.’.


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