PLANS to build 16 luxury houses on the site of a commercial vehicle depot at Culcheth are to go before Warrington planning chiefs next week.
The scheme involves the Trucks-2-Go site in Warrington Road at Mee Brow and would involve the demolition of existing buildings.
But part of the site is previously undeveloped land and is in the Green Belt and it is proposed that this would be developed as an amenity area.
A public footpath also runs through parts of the site and would need to be diverted.
Applicants are Elan Homes, who have carried out a number of housing developments in the Culcheth area in recent years.
Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council have lodged objections mainly on the grounds of traffic issues and parking problems. They also question whether a development of four and five-bedroomed houses is appropriate for the village.
They point out that traffic is extremely heavy on Warrington Road.
Planning officers say the proposals are appropriate in a Green Belt area. The developer has agreed to pay £320,812 towards the fcost of affordable housing elsewhere and also £48,513 towards education enhancements at Culcheth High School.
They are recommending the scheme be approved.