A development consisting of 100% affordable housing in Shavington has been unanimously refused planning permission by Cheshire East councillors.
The plans, which would have seen 40 homes built on land off Newcastle Road, were recommended for refusal by Cheshire East Council planners.
Councillors refused both applications as the construction would result in the loss of open countryside — and no up-to-date housing need assessment had been carried out demonstrating a requirement for affordable homes in the area.
Shavington ward Coun David Marren said: “I think the officers have been very clear as to why this should be refused.
“It is located within the open countryside. The proposed development results in a loss of countryside, and there is no-up-to date housing need survey.”