Residents to fight sand quarry

Residents to fight sand quarry

Rudheath Lodge Farm EIA screening opinion request. A group of residents are putting forward an argument against the possibility of a sand quarry between Goostrey Lane and New Platt Lane, Cranage.  They have asked LoveGoostrey to publish the letter below and hope that you will contact CEC to object.  However we would like to stress that as […]

Queen’s speech brings further planning changes

Queen’s speech brings further planning changes

A new Housing Bill was announced in today’s Queen’s Speech with plans to change housing and planning legislation to support housing growth and to simplify and speed up the neighbourhood planning system. The government’s briefing note says one of the main benefits of the bill would be “ensuring local people have more control over planning”. The Government […]

Possible sand quarry by Goostrey

Possible sand quarry by Goostrey

Proposed sand quarry by Goostrey? Sibelco have requested an EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) scoping opinion for “proposed industrial sand development, together with landscaping, processing plant, associated works and progressive restoration”  on land between NewPlatt Lane and Goostrey Lane. 15/2390S:  To be determined under delegated authority with a target decision date 10th June 2015  

£3,500 raised for Scout Hut last weekend

£3,500 raised for Scout Hut last weekend

The Scouts’ enthusiastic car wash at The Crown raised £600 for the Goostrey Scout Hut and Youth Centre and the sponsored 55mile bike challenge by Goostrey Wheelers raised a whopping £3000.  This brings the total raised so far to more than £33,000 of the £200,000 target.  Well done to all ! Donations can be made […]

Massive increase in jobs and homes

Massive increase in jobs and homes

Cheshire East is set for a massive increase in jobs and homes over the next 15 years, according to a series of reports released today. New evidence gathered during the suspension of the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan shows that the Borough’s economy is likely to grow much more quickly than previously expected. […]

Radio Quiet Zone on Radio 4

Radio Quiet Zone on Radio 4

Every day next week [starting Monday 18th May] on Radio 4 at 12.04: Welcome to the quiet zone. 13,000 square miles of radio quiet in the US – no mobile phones – around Greenbank, the world’s largest fully steerable telescope, to protect the radio telescope from harmful interference. In anticipation of the Radio 4 programme, you might be interested […]

Delayed decision for Tattenhall

Delayed decision for Tattenhall

Tattenhall, one of the first villages to have a Neighbourhood Plan adopted, have unfortunately still not heard the outcome of a number of planning appeals within the village despite the adoption of a Neighbourhood plan: “On Monday 23rd March it was drawn to my attention by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) that there was […]

Eric Pickles replaced

Eric Pickles replaced

Eric Pickles has been replaced by Greg Clark at the Department for Communities and Local Government.  [Mr Pickles becomes ‘anti-corruption tsar’.] Greg Clark is MP for Tunbridge Wells, as Planning Minister he introduced the slimmed down version of the NPPF in March 2012: “Our reforms to the planning system take on each of these challenges: they enshrine the local plan […]

Neighbourhood plan-based refusal overturned

Neighbourhood plan-based refusal overturned

The High Court has overturned Eric Pickles’ attempt to refuse 120 homes plus a care home in Sussex on the grounds of conflict with an emerging neighbourhood plan. Mr Pickles upheld the refusal by Mid-Sussex District Council of the plan by Woodcock Holdings for the mostly greenfield 5.85ha site at Sayers Common. An inspector recommended […]

Re-elections

Re-elections

As the dust settles after the excitement of the elections the news is of resignations and reshuffles.  Locally, Fiona Bruce has been re-elected as our MP and both Les Gilbert and Andrew Kolker return as Ward Councillors.