THE refusal of
an application to build homes on the
Nantwich walled garden site off Welsh Row
has been confirmed, the website of Nantwich
Walled Garden Society (NWGS) reports.
an item posted on the website on August
10, 2017, the society says: "Following further
unsuccessful appeals, the NWGS understands
from the High Court that the Planning Appeal
Inspector's decision to refuse the planning
application now stands."
adds: "A further matter to be resolved
before any development could take place is
determination of the ownership of the walls.
is the NWGS's view that, even if suitable
planning permission were obtained in future,
the cost of restoring the walls in a manner
commensurate with their Grade 2 listing
would exceed the value of the site, so the
land effectively has no value."
website item says: "This is still an
evolving situation and further news will be
published as it becomes available."
IN August 2016,
the website said the NWGS had received
news" for the future of the walled garden.
A hearing in July 2016 "led to refusal of
the 2008 planning application for building
on the site."
website at that time added: "The NWGS is looking forward to working with
Cheshire East Council and other local
organisations to explore the full
implications and possible opportunities
which may arise from this decision."
The developers had sought
permission to lay a footpath and car parking
spaces on the site - assuring planners that
they would restore the walls.
can be seen from the pictures of models of the plans (on
this page) they are a substantial