Booth Bed Lane closed 10-30th March

Booth Bed Lane will be temporarily closed between Boots Green and Brick Bank Lane on 10th March for re-surfacing, for approx. 20 days:

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure in Booth Bed Lane in Allostock

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit traffic on the following lengths of roads in Allostock to enable carriageway resurfacing works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council

1. Booth Bed Lane (Between Boots Green Lane and Brick Bank Lane)

Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture building construction works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade ambulance or police purposes.  A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use alternative routes.

The closure will come into force on 10th March 2014 and will be in force for a maximum of twenty one days. It is anticipated that the work will last for approximately 20 days.

Alternative route for through traffic:

A50 London Road , C322 New Platt Lane , C314 Main Road , UY1097 Booth Bed Lane

alternative route

alternative route










Richard Flood (Ref TRO 763)

Localities Directorate, Highways Office, Phoenix House, Clough Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 4BD

Tel: 0300 123 7036


26th February 2014

Princess Royal advocates 6-8 houses in villages

Princess Anne, patron of the English Rural Housing Trust, echoes LoveGoostrey’s views and asks: “Is it really necessary to only think in terms of large-scale developments…..where you require infrastructure to be installed?”

“Small, well designed developments of six to eight homes built in partnership with the community can often be the catalyst that keeps local services open”.  The princess suggested it would be more efficient to build small scale developments in existing communities, in a speech at a housing conference in Cheltenham.

Martin Collett, Operations Director of the English Rural Housing Association, said the Princess Royal had been a long-term advocate of village communities.

As Sky News’s political correspondent Anuskka Asthana points out, ‘Her comments will add fuel to the political debate over how to provide the number of homes needed without damaging the countryside.’


‘Council to decide on final Local Plan Blueprint’

Cheshire East Council is paving the way for submission of its Local Plan and has revealed the strategic sites and planning policies within it before it passes through the final stages of strategic planning board and full council.

The Local Plan document is due to go before the Strategic Planning Board on Wednesday, September 26 after which it will be put before full Council on Friday, September 28.  The Local Plan document will require ratification from both committees prior to a final period for representations and submissions to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Local Plan for south of the borough

Major proposals for south of the borough include:

  • Regeneration of Crewe as a major focus for growth and development with new jobs and homes while planning for a greener healthier urban environment.
  • A proposed expansion of the green belt to ensure that Crewe and Nantwich remain as distinctive and separate settlements.
  • Major business park proposed at junction 17 in Sandbach.
  • Significant extension of employment areas in Middlewich.
  • Sustainable urban extensions in Nantwich, Alsager, Middlewich and Sandbach.

The Local Plan for north of the borough

Major proposal for north of the borough include:

  • A sustainable new community east of Handforth.
  • Major new employment and housing development north of Congleton aligned with a new proposed link road.
  • Selective review of the green belt while making best use of brown field land in urban areas.
  • Some expansion of building on the outskirts of Macclesfield in addition to redevelopment within the town.
  • Provision of additional housing, employment and community facilities in Wilmslow and Knutsford.

Council to decide on final Local Plan Blueprint, CEC 20th February 2014

Planning update

LoveGoostrey hears that the committee date for the Hermitage Lane application has been pushed back to March 12th, and will be heard by the Southern Planning Committee rather than the Strategic Planning Board as originally advised.  We understand that chicken farm application will be heard again on the same day.

Although Cheshire East have been making encouraging noises they have yet to be tested; we hope that these applications for major sites will be refused.

An application for development by Mount Pleasant has not been submitted yet following the public exhibition at the end of January.

A proposal for the Grange fields was on show yesterday – it has to be said that it is just a flight of fancy, not an actual application; so let us not concern ourselves with details at this stage.

LoveGoostrey will keep you posted.

Grange proposal