Pause in Local Plan hearings

Pause in Local Plan hearings

On Friday 26 Sept the Inspector announced that he intends to defer the hearings sessions that were due to take place during the weeks of 7, 21 and 28 October 2014 (hearing weeks 4-6).  Matters 14 and 15 are to be adjourned to give the Inspector time to review the large amount of information submitted by […]

Developers call for hearings’ suspension

Developers call for hearings’ suspension

The hearings on the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan began on Tuesday September 16th at Macclesfield Town Hall and should continue to the end of October.  However a number of developers are calling for the examination to be suspended, stating that “the concerns in respect of the process of plan preparation are serious and […]

Scout Hut: reminder to comment

Scout Hut: reminder to comment

There are just a couple of days left to let Cheshire East know that you support the proposed Scout Hut and Youth Centre.  We’ve heard that there is a great deal of support for the application in the village but more responses to CEC will show the true strength of community support. Please let Cheshire East Council know […]

On NIMBYs and the ‘battle for the countryside’

On NIMBYs and the ‘battle for the countryside’

..as we’ve said before; small scale, sympathetic to existing residents, in keeping with the countryside and of high quality design that enhances the village and natural landscape….

Local Plan examination begins

Local Plan examination begins

The public inquiry into Cheshire East Council’s local plan opened on Tuesday in front of a packed room of planners, local campaigners, lawyers and residents at Macclesfield Town Hall. The Government-appointed inspector, Stephen Pratt, started the formal examination by saying he had concerns about both the legal compliance and soundness of the plan, and raised […]

“inappropriate developments forced down their throats”

“inappropriate developments forced down their throats”

Interesting article re Gladman [pushing for 138 houses in the middle of the village] from The Sunday Times Nov 2013 – Builders use loophole to flood villages with concrete  VILLAGES in beauty spots are “under attack” from property speculators exploiting new planning guidelines, according to MPs and campaigners. Canny developers have found a way to secure approval […]

WW1 choral commemoration at Goostrey Station

WW1 choral commemoration at Goostrey Station

OVER BY CHRISTMAS A magnificent ‘First World War Centenary’ performance by Theatre in the Quarter was held this morning at Goostrey Station. Over 150 residents watched the touching choral commemoration – by actors, singers and musicians from across Cheshire – of the departure of local soldiers to the Western Front in autumn 1914. [to be repeated this afternoon […]

exMoD site

exMoD site

A fire engine at the exMoD site in Twemlow today.  Plumes of acrid smoke were caused by rubble burning on the site. ……. The site was recently refused a permit for an anaerobic digester.  The EA stated that ” the environmental impact of the proposed development cannot be satisfactorily mitigated in this location due to its impact on […]