Christmas in a banana box

Christmas in a banana box

Please donate food/gifts for the needy this Christmas. Every year the Storehouse give out Christmas hampers (banana boxes filled with essential food items together with a few seasonal ones) to local households in need. This year the various agencies have already asked them for 366 hampers – more than ever before.  With each hamper they […]

St Luke's Christingle service

St Luke's Christingle service

St Luke’s Church, Goostrey CHRISTINGLE SERVICE Sunday 27th November 4.00pm All proceeds to go to The Children’s Society.

Gladman's appeal for Shear Brook dismissed!

Gladman's appeal for Shear Brook dismissed!

“Jodrell Bank Observatory as an established world class facility should be afforded reasonable protection……the protection of Jodrell Bank Observatory as a facility of international importance transcends the housing land supply circumstances of the case.” “…the Secretary of State agrees with the Inspector’s conclusion that even against Dr Trotta’s scenario, it has been reasonably demonstrated or […]

Cranage sand quarry changes to joint application CWAC/CEC

Cranage sand quarry changes to joint application CWAC/CEC

Sibelco have now changed their application to a joint CEC one with Cheshire West & Chester (CWAC) for silica sand extraction at Rudheath Lodge Farm, Cranage (between Goostrey Lane and New Platt Lane). Delegating the decision to CEC was apparently unlawful so it will now be a joint determination. Last day for submitting comments has also […]

New application between 51/61 Main Road

New application between 51/61 Main Road

An application has been submitted to revise a previously approved ‘road’/shared drive layout along Main Road – tho the drawing strangely omits the 2 houses currently under construction. Three houses were originally approved for this site – but surely such a proposal would bring the total to 4 so shouldn’t that require a new application […]

Massive sum for hut raised

Massive sum for hut raised

Well done to the Scouts for organising a great bonfire and firework display again this year. The event raised a massive sum of £ 3,500 towards the final construction works. “We are still fundraising to enable us to complete the building works – having raised over £200,000 in 2 years we are on the final […]

NP team at village hall Sat 5th 10-12:30

NP team at village hall Sat 5th 10-12:30

Remember remember 5th November:  Drop-in to the Village Hall tomorrow morning 10am – 12.30pm if you have any queries/questions for the Neighbourhood Plan steering group. The pre-submission documents can be viewed on the following link… Regulation 14.. where you will also find the link to put your comments. The consultation period closes at 9am on Monday 28th […]

Neighbourhood Plans can carry significant weight

Neighbourhood Plans can carry significant weight

Secretary of State, Sajid Javid, recently supported a West Sussex Neighbourhood Plan even though Arun District Authority doesn’t have a 5 year housing supply.  Javid overruled an inspector to support Yapton’s Neighbourhood Plan and block 100 homes; showing it is possible that robust NP policies can carry significant weight and overcome the lack of a 5yr […]

Gladman win Brereton/Holmes Chapel appeal

Gladman win Brereton/Holmes Chapel appeal

Planning permission has been granted at appeal for 190 homes in Brereton on the Holmes Chapel border; the emerging CEC Local Plan and Brereton’s Neighbourhood Plan being afforded only limited weight. The Secretary of State concluded “that the sustainability of the appeal scheme along with the fact that the relevant policies for the supply of housing […]