Hermitage lane refused

The planning application for houses at Netherlea/Hermitage lane was unanimously refused on Weds 29th Oct, apart from one abstention.  Reasons for refusal followed the planning officer’s recommendations.

Although an appeal cannot be ruled out it is encouraging that CEC planning committee took careful note of Jodrell Bank’s objections.

Planner recommends Hermitage refusal

CEC planner recommends refusal of the Hermitage Lane development on the 29th Oct, based on it being in Open Countryside and the potential harm to Jodrell Bank.

JBO’s objection states:

“Noting that there is more than one development of this size in Goostrey and that further development is to be expected we must also consider the cumulative effect of these increases in the potential to cause harmful interference to our scientific observations.

Our analysis indicates that developments of this size do constitute a significant increase in potential interference and we have raised this concern with senior planners at Cheshire East.”

Support for Scout Hut

GOOSTREY Scouts have been overwhelmed by public support for their scheme for a new Scout hut and youth centre, attracting coverage in the Sandbach Chronicle and the Knutsford Guardian this week.  Full details on our Scout Hut Page.

Read the Knutsford Guardian article here: Knutsford Guardian 6th Oct 2014

Sandbach Chronicle 6 Oct 2014

Sandbach Chronicle 6 Oct 2014

Inspector’s announcement



1. At the close of the hearing sessions of the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy on Friday 3 October 2014, the inspector re-confirmed his previous announcement (made at the end of the previous week) that the remaining hearing sessions of the examination will be deferred for a short time. This is largely due to the need to consider and digest the unexpectedly large volume of statements and additional material submitted in relation to the Local Plan Strategic Sites and Strategic Allocations, along with the alternative/additional “omission” sites. This approach has been agreed by the Council’s representatives. The Council also submitted a suggested revised programme for the remaining hearing sessions, which envisage a slightly longer break, resuming the hearing sessions in early December 2014. During the adjournment of the hearing sessions, the inspector will need to consider the Council’s suggested revised programme and the arrangements for resuming the hearing sessions.

2. Furthermore, during the course of the hearing sessions, several legal submissions have been made by the Council and other participants about the examination process and the legal compliance and soundness of the submitted Local Plan. Since some of these legal submissions relate to the general process and procedure of examining development plans, the inspector has made the Planning Inspectorate aware of these legal submissions. During the adjournment of the hearing sessions, the inspector will need to consider these legal submissions and come to a view about the future progress of the examination.   cont…

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