Building in countryside easier than ever

Building in countryside easier than ever

Region under threat as building in countryside easier than ever An article in the Western Morning News echoes our woes. “Nice homes in nice places with lovely views might make developers a fortune – but are they doing anything for the …. general economy” It’s not just here in Cheshire East, it’s happening everywhere; overwhelming […]

Access refused

Access refused

14/2840C; access to Bloor Homes development off New Platt Lane Against the Planning Officer’s recommendation for approval, Cheshire East’s Southern Planning Committee today refused permission for access to the Bloor Homes development on the site of the ex-chicken farm on the Cheshire West boundary. LoveGoostrey hears that the Committee demonstrated common sense in their deliberations with […]

Inspectorate to cover Local Plan approach to JBO zone

Inspectorate to cover Local Plan approach to JBO zone

LoveGoostrey notes that the ‘updated Schedule of Matters and Issues’ in the examination of the Local Plan includes JBO in the items to be discussed :-  “Jodrell Bank (Policy SE14) a. Is the approach to new development within the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Consultation Zone appropriate, justified, effective, clearly set out, soundly based and consistent with […]

Re-routing of HGVs in Holmes Chapel

Re-routing of HGVs in Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel to start HGV re-routing scheme on Friday 15 August 2014. This scheme covers two pinch points, opposite St.Luke’s Church and the A50 end of Macclesfield Road. Signs will direct HGV’s round the village, avoiding the centre (London Road ) and avoiding Macclesfield Road, in a westerly direction, from Manor Lane onwards. This experimental […]

Residents can attend Local Plan inquiry

Residents can attend Local Plan inquiry

In September residents will be able to attend the public inquiry into the soundness of Cheshire East’s Local Plan;  the Planning Inspector’s examination will take place at Macclesfield Town Hall for about 6 weeks. “one of the best and most-consulted-upon Local Plans in the country. ” More than 40,000 responses from residents and organisations were […]

Gooseberry Show results

Gooseberry Show results

PETER’S PRINCE CHARLES WINS THE CROWN Report from Blog from the Bongs: It was goodies for the Goode family at Gooseberry Goostrey Show – Peter Goode won the top place for the  heaviest berry for the second year in a row! Peter, always somewhat of a dark horse in 25 years of cultivating the fruit, […]

Chicken farm access – approval recommended

Chicken farm access – approval recommended

Southern Planning Committee: Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 1.00 pm Crewe 14/2840C: Planner recommends approval of the access “The applicant has addressed the Strategic Highways Manager’s concerns regarding buildability of the access road through the chicane. The  proposal therefore adheres to Policy GR9 of the adopted Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review.  On the basis of […]

Distribution of development graphic

Distribution of development graphic

[amended] Included in the CE response to the Inspector is a graphic that highlights the distribution of Strategic sites around CE; although this shows no development in Goostrey and Holmes Chapel additional housing could still be included at a later stage for LSCs.

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

Cheshire East have responded to the Planning Inspector and have defended their calculation of housing need which they state has been verified by an independent expert. CE confirm the 5 year supply has been calculated on the ‘Liverpool method’, and the SHLAA is currently being updated to a revised 2014 edition which will inform an […]