2 houses approved: 51/61 Main Road

2 houses approved: 51/61 Main Road

15/5517C The proposal for 2 houses between 51 and 61 Main Road have been approved. This site was previously proposed to have 7 houses on it [objected to by JBO], so it will be interesting if further houses are applied for in future, as JBO have stated their concerns over cumulative impact…. CEC: “the development would bring […]

Two Fundraising events for Scout Hut

The Scouts have organised two more fundraising evenings for the Scout Hut/Youth Centre, an evening of jazz and a quiz night – both to be held in the Village Hall.  See below for ticket details. 18th March 2016: [click to enlarge] 20th March 2016: Quiz night postponed. New date to be arranged  

Draft LP revisions

Draft LP revisions

We’ve already said how the latest revisions would affect Goostrey in a previous post but here is a run down on the revised draft from ‘Place North West’: Cheshire East’s revised draft Local Plan features changes to the green belt around Macclesfield, Alsager, Poynton and Wilmslow, in order to deliver the increased target of 36,000 […]

Neighbourhhood Plan: update on progress

Neighbourhhood Plan: update on progress

22 Feb 2016: Update from the Neighbourhood Plan committee: Quite a lot has being going on this year so far. The NP committee members, together with volunteers from the village, have been working on the Objectives and Policies for the plan. We are basing these on the results from the village questionnaire at the end […]

Local Plan moves forward

Local Plan moves forward

Local Plan moves forward towards consultation and its final stages February 10, 2016 CEC media release The revised Local Plan Strategy is set to go before strategic planning board, Cabinet and for approval by Full Council in February, before further extensive public consultation. This will include additional and amended strategic site allocations. The Council is […]

China uproots 9000 from around telescope

Nine thousand residents within 5km radius of a new 500m diameter radio telescope in an isolated area of China are to be relocated, and offered £1,275 in compensation, to help “create a sound electromagnetic wave environment” – to minimise interference.  For comparison the Lovell is 76m diameter. Beijing hopes that the world’s largest dish, set […]

Builders blame councils for slow building

Builders blame councils for slow building

The Home Builders Federation evidence to MPs says building will only reach Government targets if councils give consent to even more land and discharge conditions quicker. The Home Builders’ Federation has blamed councils for builders only building a relatively low proportion of the sites for which they have planning consent – because they need even […]

Scouts to record a song for hut

Ever resourceful, the Scouts* are now planning to record a song shortly which will be included with a video on a Crowd Funding site to help raise money towards the Scout Hut/Youth Centre.  *(inc Cubs, Beavers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows) Listen to the song/tune here.  Hopefully CD’s of the ‘real’ version with the children singing will […]

Garden bin collection restarts

Your Green Bin garden-waste collection starts this week, on the recycling-bin day; to check your collection days you can put your postcode into this link:  CEC collection days.  Feels like spring’s round the corner!

Relevant points in changes to LP Strategy

The Strategic Planning Board met yesterday to review proposed changes to the Local Plan Strategy.  Just a couple of points are relevant to Goostrey: new additions in red, below…. firstly, strengthening the JBO consultation zone; Policy SE 14 Jodrell Bank: 1. Within the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Consultation Zone, as defined on the Proposals Map, development will […]