A large area of land to be developed for residential housing near Ledsham/Little Sutton Ellesmere Port is the subject of ongoing planning applications by the developer.
The area, once developed for housing, offers the opportunity to access Capenhurst Station via a new shared use route that could be created as part of the development and also making use of an existing track in the ownership of National Grid which leads to a electricity distribution substation from Capenhurst Lane.
The proposal is for a residential development of up to 2,000 homes, up to 400 sqm of retail floor space for a local shop, a new primary school, a community building, a new linear park, playing fields and other public open space, new allotments, together with new accesses, streets and other related infrastructure.
A Full Outline Application 12/02091/OUT (approved on appeal by the developer) and a 'Reserved Matters Application' 16/05464/REM (currently awaiting decision) refers to the area in question. and can be viewed on the Cheshire West and Chester Council Planning portal.
Currently there are no plans by the developer or planning authority to create access to Capenhurst Station from the development affording opportunities for accessing employment in Liverpool/Wirral/Chester through use of public transport.