Gladman legal bid rejected

Gladman legal bid rejected

Gladman Developments had a judicial review claim rejected by a High Court judge in London yesterday. Winslow Town Council, in Buckinghamshire, had allocated five sites for 455 new homes in their Neighbourhood Plan – but Gladman’s proposal for hundreds of homes on 3 other sites in the area had not been included.  Objecting to the […]

£30k pay rise for CEC director in charge of Local Plan

£30k pay rise for CEC director in charge of Local Plan

Nantwich News 17th Dec 2014: A Cheshire East Council director whose department presided over the much-criticised effort to deliver the Local Plan, is set to be promoted with a £30,000 pay rise. Caroline Simpson is set to move from “director of economic growth and prosperity” to “executive director of economic growth and prosperity”, according to a […]

Gladman in Daily Mail

Gladman in Daily Mail

Despoiling of England: The ruthless “no-win no-fee” developers exploiting new planning rules to threaten our historic countryside.  [Daily Mail 17th Dec 2014] Along a private road backing on to fields, multi-millionaire land development boss David Gladman lives in tranquillity in a wealthy area of Cheshire. His sumptuous farmhouse has a large garden, a tennis court […]

Dromedary Lodge/Mount Pleasant refused.

Dromedary Lodge/Mount Pleasant refused.

The planning application for 25 houses on the fields behind Mount Pleasant has been refused by the Southern Planning Committee.  The committee followed the planning officer’s recommendation and decided that it would represent an unsustainable form of development in the planning balance: due to the adverse impact on Jodrell Bank Observatory as well as impact on the […]

Formal suspension of Local Plan examination.

Formal suspension of Local Plan examination.

17th December 2014 Message from Cheshire East: Following the Council’s consideration of the Inspector’s Initial Views on the legal compliance and soundness of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, the Council has formally requested the Inspector to suspend the examination.  The Council has also prepared details of the proposed additional work to be undertaken, along […]

Shear Brook application for 119 homes

Shear Brook application for 119 homes

14/5579C.  Gladman’s application is now on the CEC planning page for 119 houses on fields by Shear Brook, north of Main Road. Last date for submitting comments is 21st January 2015 with a CEC committee date scheduled for 25th February 2015.

“Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development”

“Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development”

16 December 2014 Committee publishes its report on the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Government’s flagship planning policy, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), needs to do more to protect against unsustainable development in England and ensure communities aren’t subject to unwanted housing development, says the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee […]

Dromedary Lodge/Mt Pleasant committee on Wednesday

Dromedary Lodge/Mt Pleasant committee on Wednesday

Wednesday 17th Dec 2014, Southern Planning Ctte. Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions Recommended for refusal by planning officer. Refusal recommendation,   Additional document.  

National Trust point to NPPF “too open to challenge by streetwise developers”

National Trust point to NPPF “too open to challenge by streetwise developers”

Flaws in England’s National Planning Policy Framework are allowing developers to “game” the planning system and secure greenfield housing consents even where sustainable brownfield land is available, new research by the National Trust indicates. It looked at 27 local planning authorities with extensive countryside and all of which had met the NPPF’s demand to have […]

Parish council research N/Plan

Parish council research N/Plan

GPC discussed the possibility of producing a Neighbourhood Plan at last night’s parish council meeting and agreed to arrange a meeting with a Principal Planning Officer from CEC and a ‘champion’ of Tattenhall’s Plan before leaping in with both feet. On top of the cost, one drawback would be the time it takes: man hours required of […]