Gladman resubmits in Holmes Chapel/Brereton

Gladman resubmits in Holmes Chapel/Brereton

15/2902C : Gladman have resubmitted a proposal on Brereton/Holmes Chapel border [increasing the number of houses for up to 215 from 190] that was refused in April2015 [ refusal 14/5921C ] ….. “The resubmission of this planning application offers CEC the opportunity to reconsider the application in light of a forthcoming appeal in relation to the first application. If CEC […]

Site plan

Site plan

Full information should be at the drop in session on 14th July but here are a few details:  “The proposed mineral extraction area is some 58.5 hectares.  The proposed application site comprises an area of about 71.5 hectares. This area includes the proposed mineral extraction area, a sand processing plant site, land for access to […]

Quarry details: Allostock Village Hall 14th July 4-8pm

Quarry details: Allostock Village Hall 14th July 4-8pm

 Sibelco “has identified a sand resource adjacent to the A50 at Rudheath Lodge.   The site is situated in parts of the Parishes of Cranage and Allostock.” “Sibelco will be holding a drop in session at Allostock Village Hall on Tuesday 14th July between 4pm and 8pm. Company representatives will be present to discuss the outline […]

Planner recommends ShearBrook for refusal

Planner recommends ShearBrook for refusal

The 119 proposed houses at Shear Brook have been recommended to be refused at committee next week by CEC planning…. “the harm arising from the proposal would be: • The principle of residential development in open countryside, contrary to development plan policies • The less than substantial harm to the setting of Swanwick Hall. • The loss […]

NPPF to remain unchanged

NPPF to remain unchanged

The new government’s planning chief has ‘no interest’ in revisiting the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) chief planner Steve Quartermain said last week that his ministerial team believes the NPPF, issued in March 2012, sets out what the planning system is for and what local planning authorities should be […]

Jodrell Bank in PMQs

Jodrell Bank in PMQs

…yesterday in PMQs:  “In recent months, Jodrell Bank successfully secured the future of the globally significant Square Kilometre Array telescope project at its site, and over £12 million in heritage lottery funding to highlight its unique science heritage. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this is further evidence of the importance of science in […]

Local Plan: withdraw and resubmit?

Local Plan: withdraw and resubmit?

A recent email from the Inspector to CEC points to the possibility of the Local Plan being withdrawn, then resubmitted for examination after public consultations on Site Allocations.  The earliest date for re-examination would be October: Cheshire East Possible Timeline for Examination Resumption The Inspector has noted the Council’s suggested timeframe for the resumption of the […]

Planning: Radio4s File on 4 today

Planning: Radio4s File on 4 today

“Housing blight?  With the urgent need for more housing, Britain’s planning laws are under pressure like never before. Greenbelt land and even sites designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are being earmarked for development. So how far can we protect the countryside when the need for houses is so acute? Allan Urry reveals new […]

Court ruling undermines emerging NPs

Court ruling undermines emerging NPs

Following a recent judgment, the likelihood of refusing housing based on emerging NPs – when a council cannot prove a five-year land supply – is much reduced. Trevor Ivory, head of the planning team at law firm DLA Piper, explains: Q What are the implications of this ruling? A While the decision provides some helpful guidance to planning authorities […]

Neighbourhood Plan update

Neighbourhood Plan update

In January GPC appointed a Neighbourhood Plan committee within the Parish Council which would set up a Steering Group to include interested residents in the parish. Since then a mission statement has been approved: “To maintain Goostrey as a desirable and attractive rural village in which to live, supporting a high quality of life for all residents and […]