Should objectors to the proposed sand quarry on New Platt Lane be writing to the Secretary of State with their reasons in support of a call-in of both applications? CW&C are recommending approval on the 8th Jan – and CEC have already approved the plans – but there is an interesting point in the related documents on the Agenda (link to page, see Item 5).
6.129 ……. Cheshire East Planning Authority resolved to approve their application at their Strategic Planning Board on 4th April but has referred the application onto the Secretary of State as it is considered to be a departure from the their development plan. The Secretary of State has confirmed that they wish to consider calling in both applications for a Public Inquiry together, that is, the applications before Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Planning Authorities to consider the Rudheath Lodge Quarry site as a whole. Therefore, should this planning application be approved by the Planning Committee, the Authority would be unable to grant planning permission until the Secretary of State has considered the application.
New information (against the plans) is to be put to Cheshire East in the new year however they are not legally allowed to change their original votes!
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