Reminder to send in comments

Reminder to send in comments

A reminder to residents to send in your Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats comments for the N’hood Plan by Friday and to comment on Gladman’s inquiry into the refusal of 119 houses on ShearBrook by the 15th.   Inquiry Ref 3129954  and click ‘Make representation’ It’s interesting to read Gladman’s take on the N’hood Plan, written in April in response to the […]

Neighbourhood Plan: your view of Goostrey

Neighbourhood Plan: your view of Goostrey

The NP committee need to know how residents view the village, now and in the future: what do you see as its Strengths *[green spaces?shop?hedges?societies? Weaknesses [services?cheaper houses?rail-footbridge?] Opportunities [doctor?car parking?downsizing? Threats [traffic speed?industrialisation? for each of the 6 Themes : Housing;   Village design & character;   Open Countryside, environment & heritage; Transport, traffic & travel;   Community facilities;   Business […]

ShearBrook appeal: how to object

ShearBrook appeal: how to object

The ShearBrook Action Group delivered flyers all around the village recently and have asked us to copy them here.  See below.  Comments re the ShearBrook proposal for the Inquiry need to be made by 15th October. If you wish to comment follow the link to read ‘How to object’ either on paper or on-line or go via the link  Inquiry Ref […]

Opposition MPs attack brownfield development

Opposition MPs attack brownfield development

A Labour and an SNP MP have attacked the Government’s newly discovered enthusiasm for brownfield in the Commons Opposition MPs have lined up to attack the Government’s newly discovered enthusiasm for building on brownfield land.  In an exchange of views at communities question time on 14 September, four Conservative backbenchers asked about support for brownfield […]

Developer-led panel to streamline local plans

Developer-led panel to streamline local plans

“Oh dear, another developer-led panel on planning, without environment or community reps,” said Campaign to Protect Rural England chief executive Shaun Spiers.   “Outcome depressingly predictable.” DCLG’s new panel to accelerate local plans will include no-one from the environment or community sector. A panel launched by planning minister Brandon Lewis to “streamline” England’s local-plan making process […]

The Woodlands walls

The Woodlands walls

We’ll have to stop referring to the ex-chicken farm soon… application 15/4071C proposes new entrance walls for “The Woodlands”

Automatic permission on brownfield sites

Automatic permission on brownfield sites

Planning minister Brandon Lewis says details of the government’s new policy of “automatic planning permission” on brownfield land will appear when the Housing Bill is published in October.  Labour shadow Roberta Blackman-Woods asked, What steps is the Government taking to ensure such developments encourage brownfield development, involve sufficient affordable housing and infrastructure and ensure quality and […]

Fundraising boost for Scout Hut & Youth Centre.

Fundraising boost for Scout Hut & Youth Centre.

Goostrey Scouts’ fundraising received a welcome boost last week from a generous donation from Goostrey Rose Day of £2,000 towards the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre – bringing the total raised so far to nearly £68,000. This follows the £800 which was raised from the Rose Day teas organised by Natalie Gomes [pictured with Scout […]

Scouting Award for Outstanding Service

Scouting Award for Outstanding Service

Terence Rathbone received a Chief Scout’s Award for Merit at 1st Goostrey Scouts AGM on 4th September in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the Scouting movement. Terence is the longest serving member of 1st Goostrey Scouts, having assisted Scouting in Goostrey for more than 20 years.