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  February 2009


FURTHER UPDATE (December 2009)

MP attacks lack of fencing

THE site developers, Burland (near Nantwich) firm, Ploverdale Ltd, came under fire from Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson, and Nantwich Town Councillors for not fencing off the site, according to The Nantwich Chronicle of December 30, 2009.

   It was feared that the water, thought to be at least four feet deep, could be the scene of a tragedy involving the children who play in the area. The water was frozen at the time of the article.

   The problem is that the site as it is doesn't contravene planning regulations, and the Health and Safety Executive has said it is for the Cheshire East Council environment health people to get something done as it isn't yet a building site. They are quoted as saying that "the state of the site does not pose a problem.

   Ploverdale said it was private land and people shouldn't be on it. But there are no physical barriers - apart from the small "ditch" which I have mentioned.

   Is it too much to put up fencing, which will be needed when work begins anyway?


  January 2014

Work begins on homes

AFFORDABLE houses are to be provided in a 1.7million development on the former pub site, according to a report in the January 8 edition of the Nantwich Chronicle.

   It will provide 12 two-bedroom homes and two one-bedroom apartments. The work will be carried out by Lothlorian for Wulvern, who has received a grant of 308,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency's Affordable Homes Guarantee Programme.

   The project is due to be completed in December.


Pub site for housing

ADMIRAL TAVERNS, the brewery which owns The Millfields, the now-empty pub, is putting the building on the market . . . for housing. Just what we need. Mind you, even houses standing empty will be better than windows which have grills and shutters. Also, it is claimed, the former car park is a dumping ground. In a report in The Nantwich Chronicle of February 25, 2009 it is said that the new Cheshire East Council will consider the application to build 14 homes on the site at a planning meeting. (See final item, below right).

  December 2009

Just needs a few ducks

COMPLETE with a "pond", this area of land looks, at first glimpse, like a village green. Only the ducks are missing.

   But it is the cleared site of the former pub, The Millfields, in Blagg Avenue. The "pond" is where the pub's basement was.

   So, no more shuttered windows, and the car park is no longer used as a dumping ground. The site is surrounded by a moat - well, a ditch - to prevent its use.

   It is still something of an eyesore and, as yet, no sign of the 14 houses for which planning consent was sought.  See the finished housing development here.

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