Recycle your Xmas tree for charity

Recycle your Xmas tree for charity

You could arrange for your Christmas tree to be collected 8,9,10th Jan for a small donation to St. Luke’s hospice…. Go to charityxmastreecollection.com to register.

Questionnaire Draw prize winners

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have drawn the winners of the Questionnaire Prize Draw and the lucky residents are: Adults: Sarah Main.  Young people: Ellen Memmott.  Children: Meris O’Donoghue.  Congratulations!  

BUT…. an earlier similar decision challenged

BUT…. an earlier similar decision challenged

High Court critical of Pickles’ approach to neighbourhood planning appeal The High Court has allowed an appeal against the decision of outgoing communities secretary Eric Pickles to block a 120-home development in a West Sussex village after Pickles was found to have placed too much weight on the policies of an emerging neighbourhood plan and […]

Clark refuses 200 homes due to Neighbourhood Plan conflict

Clark refuses 200 homes due to Neighbourhood Plan conflict

Interesting that Greg Clark has gone against a Planning Inspector’s recommendation and refused 200 houses at appeal in an area without a 5 yr housing supply …. citing conflict with a neighbourhood plan. (Although the developer is looking to challenge the result.) Planning Resource, Dec 2015: The communities secretary has refused an application for 200 […]

Holly from the Bongs on Christmas Day

Alan Garner’s “Bringing Holly from the Bongs” will be broadcast on Christmas Day on digital BBC Radio 4 Extra [Sky 0131, Freeview 708] at 6.30am, 1.30pm, and 8.30pm and on Boxing Day at 1.30am. Knutsford Guardian .. A NATIVITY play written for the children of Goostrey 50 years ago by the famous author Alan Garner will be […]

High percentage of questionnaires returned

High percentage of questionnaires returned

It’s good to hear that 79% of all households in Goostrey Parish returned at least one questionnaire, with 99% of ‘Goostrians’ who expressed an opinion supporting the creation of a Goostrey Parish Neighbourhood Plan.  All the responses are now being reviewed by the NP team and, combined with other evidence, will form the basis of draft […]

Betts launches ‘quick’ inquiry into NPPF changes

Betts launches ‘quick’ inquiry into NPPF changes

Planning Resources 16th Dec:  MPs on the communities and local government select committee are to run a quick-turnaround inquiry on the government’s controversial proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), its chair Clive Betts has announced. Betts said the probe would examine not only the details of ministers’ planned changes to the NPPF […]

Local trainline closed 13th – 23rd Feb 2016

THE main trainline between Wilmslow and Crewe [including Goostrey and Holmes Chapel] is to be closed for 11 days from Saturday 13th February to Tuesday 23rd February while Network Rail make repairs to the viaduct. Replacement buses will operate between Stockport/Wilmslow/Alderley Edge & Crewe serving Goostrey, Holmes Chapel, and Chelford residents. Knutsford Guardian:  ‘A bus will run between Crewe and Stockport […]

Bunbury 2nd village to pass NP examination

Bunbury 2nd village to pass NP examination

Bunbury’s Neighbourhood Plan has successfully passed a key milestone on its way to helping protect the community from unplanned and unsustainable development.  The plan has been given the green light by a planning examiner. Bunbury Parish Council was one of the first in Cheshire East to take up the new neighbourhood planning powers and, following […]