Wyevale Garden Centre's housing application rejected after Green Belt concern

Trafford Council has refused an application by Wyevale Garden Centres to build a development of 15 houses and eight apartments on Green Belt land in Timperley, Cheshire.

Wyevale had submitted a planning application to Trafford Borough Council to convert the 2.8ha site, which houses its World of Pets and Leisure and World of Water retail brands, into a residential development of 15 detached two and three-bedroom houses and two blocks each made up of four apartments.

Town planners Gregory Gray Associates wrote the application report for Wyevale.

Trafford planning department said there were no "special circumstances which would outweigh the harm to the Green Belt", adding concerns about great crested newts on the site.


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