Goostrey residents clean up station

Goostrey residents clean up station

Goostrey railway station facelift A GROUP of village enthusiasts is working hard to improve the look of Goostrey Railway Station by sweeping platforms, clearing weeds and tending tubs of plants and, in doing so, have uncovered a unique piece of history. Friends of Goostrey station, known as FOGS, has found a large piece of sandstone, […]

MP Edward Timpson hopes to save Local Plan

MP Edward Timpson hopes to save Local Plan

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson is to meet with the Planning Minister to ask for advice on how councillors can get Cheshire East’s Local Plan signed off as soon as possible.  Although his interest is clearly around Crewe and Nantwich it would be useful if he can help speed up the process so that Cheshire […]

live from Jodrell Bank

live from Jodrell Bank

Did you know that they hold an allocation of tickets for local residents at a discounted price?  If you wish to purchase the discounted tickets please log onto the residents area of the website: Sigur Ros 30th Aug £30 + £3.00 booking fee Halle Orchestra 31st Aug £20 + £2.40 booking fee  [n.b. mind your […]

Council confident in housing land supply

Council confident in housing land supply

Cheshire East Council seem to be at odds with developers over how much housing land supply there is, saying that there is over 7 years supply shown in the SHLAA rather than about 3 years put forward by one developer. Deputy Leader David Brown says “It is very disappointing that some developers are continuing to […]

Appeal against refusal

Appeal against refusal

An appeal has been lodged against the refusal for planning for 3 houses next to Sandyacre, Main Road.  Last day for comments is 16th September.  Planning Ref 12/4318C.

New Consultation on Local Plan ahead

New Consultation on Local Plan ahead

Will Goostrey still be incorrectly categorised as a Local Service Centre? Cheshire East’s Strategic Planning Board are due to review a revised draft of the Local Plan on Sept 26th.  This will then be followed by a six week public consultation.  It must be then signed off by the government’s Planning Inspectorate before the final Local […]

Sainsbury’s application in Holmes Chapel

Sainsbury’s application in Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel shopping The planning application for a Sainsbury’s in Holmes Chapel has now been submitted to Cheshire East Council ~ for a 25,000 sq ft foodstore on the site of the former Fisons Building on London Road.  It will include a petrol station and recycling.  Hopefully it will mean that people stay and do their weekly shop […]

Cheshire East versus Developer re no Local Plan

Cheshire East versus Developer re no Local Plan

Sandbach and Alsager Appeals. The developer argues that the Congleton Borough Local plan is out of date, no weight can be given to the Cheshire East emerging plan because it is incomplete, the SHLAA can be given no weight for a range of detailed reasons and that the proposed development is sustainable. The Inspector indicated […]

Amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) petition

Amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) petition

Petition to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and uphold local democratic decision making We are aware that Cheshire East’s Local Plan is not yet ready but even in areas of the country where a Local Plan is in place it seems that through the NPPF [National Planning Policy Framework] the key word is  […]

Government plans to let farm buildings switch to housing without planning

Government plans to let farm buildings switch to housing without planning

Redundant agricultural buildings could be converted to homes, schools or nurseries without planning permission under government proposals for new permitted development rights published yesterday.   Article by Michael Donnelly in Planning.   The proposed changes to the use class rules follow previous amendments which allowed for agricultural buildings to be changed to commercial use.  The […]