Proposal off Netherlea/Hermitage Lane refused at the Northern Planning Committee yesterday.
Although Cheshire East stated that the site was sustainable for rural housing the committee fortunately refused the application for 26 houses off Netherlea on the basis that the development would be in Open Countryside and Cheshire East now has a 5 year housing supply. Other considerations were that Jodrell Bank had objected to an increase in housing in the village and that the proposal had an inadequate road layout.
It is worth repeating that the published Local Plan confirmed that the majority of Goostrey’s development needs are to be met by Holmes Chapel – therefore there is no need for more large housing estates in the village. The parish council’s recent Site Allocation for the Grange site was not a material consideration and did not influence the outcome.