It is encouraging when a developer acknowledges the influence of Jodrell Bank Telescope on planning applications for new houses in the village. A new application 15/5517C has been posted for 2 houses on the land between 51 and 61 Main Road.
Originally three larger houses were approved on this site, when JBO did not raise any objections as long as screening protection was provided. Then a second application for seven houses instead was refused where JBO said it would cause unacceptable interference.
[Tho’ it has to be said that the proposed 2 homes are on a similar footprint as in the 7 refused – so a further 5 could well be in the pipeline……]
From JBO’s previous comments we understand it is the cumulative impact of additional housing that is a key consideration so JBO may still object to this application for two houses, as there is still the potential 119 houses at Shearbook to contend with. It will be interesting to see their response.
Let’s hope other developers with interest in the village take notice and revise their plans accordingly, allowing a slower more sustainable growth of the village that wouldn’t impact on JBO’ s research and would be more in line with the villagers’ needs and wishes.