N’hood Plan committee Tues 1st

N’hood Plan committee Tues 1st

The Neighbourhood Plan Committee meet next week [link to their Agenda ]. We presume they will be organising working parties from out of the list of residents who have volunteered.  Hopefully each group will then choose a member to join the NP committee so that the village is fully represented. Village Hall Lounge on Tues 1st Sept at 7.00pm

Booth Bed Lane closure 2nd Sept

Booth Bed Lane closure 2nd Sept

The Knutsford Road end of Booth Bed Lane is being closed for 10 days on Tuesday 2nd September.  [is Church Bank opening again soon?]

Twemlow AD plant proposal REFUSED

Twemlow AD plant proposal REFUSED

The proposal for an AD waste and power plant on Twemlow Lane went to the Strategic Planning Board [SPB] in Crewe today and was refused by 10 votes with 2 abstentions. Councillors felt this was the right time to make a decision as “residents deserved an answer” and voiced various concerns  including the EA report […]

Osborne plans to relax planning laws for rural areas!

Osborne plans to relax planning laws for rural areas!

George Osborne warns that the lack of housing in the countryside is a “scandal” and vows to ensure that children are not forced out of villages because of the lack of affordable homes. Writing in The Daily Telegraph alongside Elizabeth Truss, the Environment Secretary, Mr Osborne says that he will reform planning laws in order […]

CEC recommend refusal of Twemlow AD plant

CEC recommend refusal of Twemlow AD plant

Strategic Planning Board: 26th August 2015. Cheshire East Planning has recommended refusal for the proposal for a 46,000 tonnes AD Waste and Power Plant in Twemlow, ref 12/0705W.  The application, first proposed in February 2012, is to come before the SPB next Wednesday on 26th August; also recommended for refusal by CE’s Environmental Protection department and refused a Permit by the Environment […]

Neighbourhood Plan steering group launch website

Neighbourhood Plan steering group launch website

Residents can now follow the progress of Goostrey’s Neighbourhood Plan [NP] on its website : http://ourgoostrey.com It’s encouraging from the comments returned so far that residents believe that Goostrey cannot sustain large scale developments, but can accept some small scale infill. This will help protect our open countryside and green fields, and hopefully will also […]

Church Bank/Blackden Lane road closure Mon 17th Aug

Church Bank/Blackden Lane road closure Mon 17th Aug

Road closed for sewer repair: Goostrey’s Church Bank/Blackden Lane, from outside Brookside Cottage to outside Church Bank Cottage, will be closed on Monday 17th August 2015 to Friday 28th August – hopefully – to repair a sewer [you may have already come across the deep hollow in the road on the hill]. “The alternative route will […]

Neighbourhood Plans: Audlem & Brereton begin consultation

Neighbourhood Plans: Audlem & Brereton begin consultation

CEC Press release 10th August 2015 re Audlem and Brereton: Residents in two Cheshire East villages are being asked for their thoughts on plans that will shape how their communities develop in future. Audlem and Brereton are the first of 23 parish councils to submit their Neighbourhood Plans to Cheshire East Council and the authority […]

NP questionnaires analysed

NP questionnaires analysed

A total of 222 Neighbourhood Plan questionnaires were returned last week; hopefully as the process gathers momentum more residents will engage so that the final Plan will be truly representative of the circa 2000 people who live in and love Goostrey.  The responses are currently being analysed by the parish council members of the Steering […]