Cheddleton village in danger of becoming a town if more homes are approved says councillor

Councillor Mike Worthington.

A COMMUNITY leader has expressed concern that a village in the Staffordshire Moorlands could become a town if more residential development is allowed.
Cheddleton Conservative district and county councillor Mike Worthington made his comment in the wake of modifications made by a Goverment inspector to the district Local Plan.
The revised plan will allow more than 3,000 homes to be built across the district between now and 2033.
“It is wrong that an inspector from Bristol, who does not know the area, is telling us what we do not want,” said Coun Worthington.
“A fight in Cheddleton over retaining green spaces has been refused.
“In 2016 this council [SMDC] had a specialist to look at green spaces. It will soon be Cheddleton town,” he added.
More than 200 local residents recently objected to a housing development being approved for a greenfield site in Cheddleton.
There is concern also in Leek where The Mount has been earmarked for 345 new homes and in Cheadle where a 320-home development and a new school is proposed on land off Ayr Road.