Cheshire East Council have approved the use of compulsory purchase powers to facilitate the delivery of roads and infrastructure which will enable the development of 1,350 new houses.
The North West Crewe package includes a north-south spine road from Crewe towards the Greater Manchester conurbation, including the construction of a new A530 road linking Smithy Lane, Minshull New Road and Middlewich Road.
It also proposes the realignment of Smithy Lane, an east-west link road from the A530 to the spine road and a series of junction improvements.
The roads will open up two sites which have been allocated for housing. Leighton West will provide up to 850 homes whilst Leighton will provide an additional 500 homes.
The CPO powers being sought will affect 39 plots and will allow the Council to acquire the land by compulsion should acquisition by negotiation prove unsuccessful.
CPO powers should only be used as a last resort. We would recommend that affected landowners engage in an early dialogue with the Council, even if they are not in agreement to the proposed scheme. All landowners affected will be given an opportunity to provide their opinions and object to the formal CPO.
If your land or property is affected by these proposals, please feel free to contact a member of our dedicated CPO team to see how we can help you on:
Tel: 0161 817 3399 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org