The proposal for an increase to 7 houses on the paddock by 51/61 Main Road 15/3131C has been refused following an objection by Jodrell Bank Observatory. However the site had already been deemed sustainable for 3 houses which were approved in August 2014 – when JBO did not object as long as certain building materials were used.
A pointer for the future of development in Goostrey? Small, discreet developments of 1-2 homes that would be acceptable to our iconic neighbour – rather than the current example at appeal for 119 houses.
“The proposed development is socially unsustainable because it would impair the efficiency of the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope and would not provide the required provision of on-site affordable housing and these impacts outweigh the benefits including provision of housing to address the lack of a 5 year supply of housing. As such, the presumption in favour of sustainable development does not apply. Notwithstanding this, it is considered that the adverse impacts would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits and would therefore be contrary to the NPPF.”