Christmas carols and lights for the Scouts

Christmas carols and lights for the Scouts

Mulled wine, hot dogs, mince pies and cakes.  Marvellous music from the Rode Hall brass band, Carols and a visit from Santa.  All add up to a wonderful start to Christmas and a snapshot of village life.  Well done all.

Gladman in the news “no win no fee”

Gladman in the news “no win no fee”

Green fields hit by ‘no win, no fee’ developers A PROPERTY developer who offers landowners a “no win, no fee” deal has submitted plans for more than 16,000 homes on greenfield sites across the country — including a development in the prime minister’s constituency. Gladman, a land agency based in Congleton, Cheshire, has 108 developments […]

Clock is ticking for Local Plan

Clock is ticking for Local Plan

Cheshire East Leader on BBC1’s Sunday Politics today told Arif Ansari that with the delay of the Local Plan CE now plans to “Go forward hard on Neighbourhood Plans, fast tracking 14 with others on the way”. Esther McVey seemed to dodge the question when Arif asked if perhaps part of the problem was the government putting “presumption in favour” of […]

Jones on BBC’s Sunday Politics

Jones on BBC’s Sunday Politics

CEC Leader Michael Jones is on Sunday Politics [starts 11am] on the failure of the Local Plan – responding to criticism.

How the “5 yr supply” is manipulated

How the “5 yr supply” is manipulated

Greenfield housing developers are manipulating the opportunities opened by the requirement for councils to maintain a five-year land supply by banking permissions, making slow starts on them, then demanding new sites be released as these are not “deliverable”, MPs have heard. In the latest of a very long line of Westminster Hall debates secured by […]

Black Friday and beyond

Black Friday and beyond

Don’t forget you can shop on-line with your favourite retailers through http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/JFFZ25/ to raise money for the Scout Hut – at no extra cost to you ! win win. Simply click the link  http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/JFFZ25/ or copy/paste it into your browser. Thank you!  

DCLG launch Neighbourhood Planning week 8th Dec

DCLG launch Neighbourhood Planning week 8th Dec

DCLG  Eric Pickles’ Dept of Communities and Local Government is hosting a Neighbourhood Planning Week on Facebook and Twitter starting 8th Dec.  Questions can be posed [from now] to Planning Minister Brandon Lewis and the Neighbourhood Planning team. “8 -12th Dec – talk on twitter @communitiesUK Tell us what got you neighbourhood planning and send us your […]

Cost of Neighbourhood Plan: case studies

Cost of Neighbourhood Plan: case studies

MP Fiona Bruce has strongly advised Goostrey residents and community leaders to urgently consider creating a Neighbourhood Plan, pointing out that they carry statutory weight and can influence Inspectors on Planning Appeals.  It is therefore worth considering the costs involved.  Estimates of between £20,000 and £80,000 were quoted at the recent GPC extraordinary meeting but case […]

MP supports Neighbourhood Plan

MP supports Neighbourhood Plan

Fiona Bruce MP responds to LoveGoostrey with a letter full of support…. “Firstly, may I confirm that residents have my full support in objecting to proposals for a large development of 132 new properties in Goostrey on agricultural land which will completely distort local facilities and is, in my view, therefore unsustainable. ” She confirms that she […]