Aldingbourne fails Neighbourhood Plan examination

Unfortunately Aldingbourne’s Neighbourhood Plan has failed their examination stage and highlights the danger of inappropriate site allocations.  This may indicate a change in policy in rejecting Neighbourhood Plans that try and restrict development. This has particular ramifications for Cheshire East villages such as Goostrey when trying to put together a NP plan before the Local plan […]

Wind causes Xmas lights postponed Sun 6th

Wind causes Xmas lights postponed Sun 6th

Sadly the high winds have meant that tonight’s Christmas lights switch-on has had to be put off till next Sunday on the Bogbean – please note that the lights will be switched on at 6pm.  Please pass the message on.

Christmas Lights switch-on Sunday 29 Nov

Christmas Lights switch-on Sunday 29 Nov

The Goostrey Scouts and Guides have organised the Christmas Lights switch-on and Carols for the third year running tomorrow Sunday 29 November, on the Bog Bean.   Join in the festive fun from around 5.30pm (after the 4pm Christingle service at St Luke’s): there will be brass band music and a visit by Father Christmas and his sleigh.  The […]

Update on the ShearBrook appeal

Update on the ShearBrook appeal

It has now been confirmed by the Planning Inspectorate that after the Public Inquiry in May 2016, although the Planning Inspector will make a recommendation, the final decision will now rest with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. This is not exactly a surprise considering the national importance of Jodrell […]

Houses in Goostrey

Cheshire West may have been given the S106 ‘developer contribution’ money for The Woodlands development on the old Chicken farm (as the planning application was for 38 houses in Cheshire West’s Allostock) but that hasn’t stopped Bloor Homes’ from advertising the houses as being in Goostrey! (and I’m not sure the photo of the cute cottage accurately represents the […]

Donation boosts new hut fund

Donation boosts new hut fund

After the scouts organised for J K Ashbrooks Plant Hire and Groundworks contractors to demolish the old youth centre last month, James Ashbrook and family have donated £1225 towards the fundraising for the new building.  The new Scout Hut and Youth Centre will be built on half of the site with the other half up for sale by the Parish […]

Christmas Lights switch-on Sunday 29 Nov

The Goostrey Scouts and Guides are organising the Christmas Lights switch-on and Carols for the third year running this Sunday 29 November, on the Bog Bean.   Join in the festive fun from around 5.30pm (after the 4pm Christingle service at St Luke’s): there will be brass band music and a visit by Father Christmas and his sleigh.  […]

7pm Sunday 22nd BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

7pm Sunday 22nd BBC4: A muddy field in Cheshire became key site in space race

Brilliant Timeshift BBC4 programme repeated about Sir Bernard Lovell and Jodrell “still doing cutting edge scientific research”.  Goostrey’s iconic Mrs Kettle recalls when the Lovell was being built in a muddy field to still being a “beautiful sight”.  Also features Blackden’s folklore and fantasy novelist Alan Garner. If you missed it find it on iplayer but […]

CPRE on Objectively Assessed Need

CPRE on Objectively Assessed Need

A new report says “objectively assessed housing need” is actually forcing English councils to release far more greenfield land than their future needs require and a change in planning guidance is needed. CPRE’s new research has found that strategic housing-market assessments produced by local authorities (SHMAs) are inaccurate, inflated and unreliable. They say housing figures produced […]