A COUNCILLOR has ‘called in’ a planning application for 66 new houses on land in Broadheath.

Redrow Homes wants to build the homes on a 5.7 acre plot it has bought from Trafford College, off Stamford Brook Road Broadheath councillor Jacki Wilkinson says she has acted following numerous objections from residents who are concerned about the impact on existing traffic congestion.

She also claimed Redrow has previously failed to bring existing roads up to standard on its other housing developments in the Stamford Brook area..

Cllr Wilkinson said: “I have called in the plans for the new Redrow development, telling planners that, among other major concerns, residents are appalled that Redrow is intending to build more houses with its track record of not bringing previous phases on the Stamford Brook estate up to the required standard.”

The call-in - which means the application will be considered by the planning committee - follows lobbying of Redrow Homes by Broadheath councillors over a number of years to upgrade the roads and pavements.

Outline planning permission has previously been granted to develop the land.

Councillor Wilkinson added she is delighted that phase one of the Stamford Brook estate has now been adopted, and she will continue to press for the required work to be completed to bring the other phases to adoption as soon as possible.

A spokesman for Redrow Homes (NW) said: “We are delighted to have acquired this key development site in Altrincham where we propose to build more homes from our sought after New Heritage Collection, which has already proved extremely popular in the area.

“The location already has outline planning consent for 70 homes. Our application is for 66 new family homes and the associated infrastructure, intended to be adopted by Trafford Council on completion of the construction of the development. The proposed new homes, which feature traditional arts and crafts inspired exteriors, will complement well the earlier phases of the Stamford Brook development “Phase one infrastructure at Stamford Brook has now been adopted by the council and we are working closely with Trafford highways to have future phases adopted during the course of this year.

“We are confident our proposed new development will continue to satisfy the strong local demand for new homes as well as provide a further boost to the economy.”