League promotion for Goostrey Men’s Tennis team

Congratulations to the ‘Men’s A’ team from Goostrey Tennis Club having been promoted from 4th to 2nd division for the upcoming Winter League matches, following a highly successful 12 months of competing.

This marks a ‘first’ for Goostrey Tennis Club – their highest divisional placing in 23 years, since joining the South & Mid-Cheshire Tennis League in 1997. 

Having won both last winter’s and this spring’s league, they were well-placed at the start of the recent summer season for League matches. As they then came second in the summer league, competing against top teams from Congleton, Cuddington, Holmes Chapel and Nantwich, they were promoted up two divisions.

Accolades over the past 12 months also include winning the Winter League Knock-out trophy. Team Captain Andrew Brierley said: “Goostrey Men’s A Team had another great year. We’ve got some strong players, and it’s been hugely rewarding – and great fun – to have won many matches at home and away, and seen the team promoted to our highest-ever league ranking. Thanks go to all the players, and also to those who support the Men’s B team in flying the flag for Goostrey Tennis Club in our county area League.”

Goostrey Men’s A team members include Andrew Brierley, Luke Brierley, Jason Lynch, Richard Saxton, Mike Saxton and Simon Barlow.

Besides League competitive tennis, Goostrey Tennis Club also offers social tennis on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, with frequent American Tournaments for all ages and abilities, plus a regular programme of junior coaching. To find out more, visit the club’s website. 

Photos show Goostrey Men’s A Team Captain Andrew Brierley (left) receiving the League’s Spring Cup and team member Luke Brierley (left) receiving the Winter League trophy.

 

Parish Council object to Blackden Manor’s plans

For information/interest this is the Parish Council’s objection to Blackden Manor’s latest plan – as ‘Blackden Estate’ – to hold events there.  (the application 19/2427c on the planning page is basically for a kitchen extension):

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Goostrey Parish Council (GPC) Objection to Planning Application Number 19/2427C, New Plans for Blackden Manor, Station Road Goostrey.

The Parish Council objects to the revised planning application for the following reasons.

  1. It is clearly intended that the application is not for residential purposes but that the development will operate as a commercial wedding and events venue. The owners are advertising this publicly as illustrated below, the information is from their own websitehttps://www.blackdenestate.co.uk/ and various social media sites.
  2. The advertisements show photographs of the listed building and say that it is “Cheshire’s Premier Wedding and Event Venue” and that the venue is open to the public to view as a Wedding Venue on 5th and 6th October 2019. The website makes it quite clear that the events are to be held inside the listed building for which this planning application applies:“Events in our quintessentially English, grade II listed property with views of UNESCOWorld Heritage Site”The website also says:

    “With space for up to 500 delegates plus plenty of onsite parking”

  3. As far as we are aware there is no permission at this site or building (of which the current application is an integral part) for commercial use and no entertainment or alcohol license. Commercial use would require an application and assessment of the impacts of noise, highways, lighting, car parking, impact on the listed building, impact on the Jodrell Bank Observatory among other factors.
  4. The website advertises that Tipis, glamping pods, glamping tents and glamping shepherd huts will be located on the site. “The perfect location for your Tipi can be found anywhere on the estate”. However, an application for glamping pods a short distance away on Bomish Lane was refused in 2018 (18/5000M) due to radio interference with Jodrell Bank Observatory.
  5. We note that the owners are operating a similar venue called ‘The Colony’ in Wilmslow andhave now applied for retrospective permission for use as a wedding venue (19/3302M). It appears that a similar unsatisfactory approach is being pursued in this case.
  6. ‘The Colony’ events have been the subject of a number of complaints by residents due to noise nuisance, in one case the staff have had to threaten guests with calling the police in order to stop the noise. The proposed approach of keeping doors and windows closed has not worked in hot weather when guests have opened doors and windows.
  7. We are concerned that Goostrey residents living close to Blackden Manor, particularly those near Goostrey Station will be affected by noise nuisance from similar commercial events at the Manor. Goostrey houses are less than 300m from the site and complaints about noise from The Colony have been received from residents 700m away, which would reach into Goostrey village at Church Bank.
  1. Blackden Manor lies within the ‘Inner Consultation Zone’ for the Jodrell Bank Observatoryand within the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Buffer Zone’. We are concerned that emissionsfrom LED lighting, computers, mobile phones and a range of other electronic devices in the proposed extension in this application will damage JBO’s operations, both for residential use and as “Cheshire’s Premier Wedding and Events Venue”.
  2. Overall GPC submit that this application should be refused as it is clearly intended for a purpose other than that stated in the application. If it is approved, then it should be restricted to residential use only.

Attachments below:

Parish Council object to Blackden Manor’s plans

For information/interest this is the Parish Council’s objection to Blackden Manor’s latest plan – as ‘Blackden Estate’ – to hold events there.  (the application 19/2427c on the planning page is basically for a kitchen extension):

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Goostrey Parish Council (GPC) Objection to Planning Application Number 19/2427C, New Plans for Blackden Manor, Station Road Goostrey.

The Parish Council objects to the revised planning application for the following reasons.

  1. It is clearly intended that the application is not for residential purposes but that the development will operate as a commercial wedding and events venue. The owners are advertising this publicly as illustrated below, the information is from their own websitehttps://www.blackdenestate.co.uk/ and various social media sites.
  2. The advertisements show photographs of the listed building and say that it is “Cheshire’s Premier Wedding and Event Venue” and that the venue is open to the public to view as a Wedding Venue on 5th and 6th October 2019. The website makes it quite clear that the events are to be held inside the listed building for which this planning application applies:“Events in our quintessentially English, grade II listed property with views of UNESCOWorld Heritage Site”

    The website also says:

    “With space for up to 500 delegates plus plenty of onsite parking”

  3. As far as we are aware there is no permission at this site or building (of which the current application is an integral part) for commercial use and no entertainment or alcohol license. Commercial use would require an application and assessment of the impacts of noise, highways, lighting, car parking, impact on the listed building, impact on the Jodrell Bank Observatory among other factors.
  4. The website advertises that Tipis, glamping pods, glamping tents and glamping shepherd huts will be located on the site. “The perfect location for your Tipi can be found anywhere on the estate”. However, an application for glamping pods a short distance away on Bomish Lane was refused in 2018 (18/5000M) due to radio interference with Jodrell Bank Observatory.
  5. We note that the owners are operating a similar venue called ‘The Colony’ in Wilmslow andhave now applied for retrospective permission for use as a wedding venue (19/3302M). It appears that a similar unsatisfactory approach is being pursued in this case.
  6. ‘The Colony’ events have been the subject of a number of complaints by residents due to noise nuisance, in one case the staff have had to threaten guests with calling the police in order to stop the noise. The proposed approach of keeping doors and windows closed has not worked in hot weather when guests have opened doors and windows.
  7. We are concerned that Goostrey residents living close to Blackden Manor, particularly those near Goostrey Station will be affected by noise nuisance from similar commercial events at the Manor. Goostrey houses are less than 300m from the site and complaints about noise from The Colony have been received from residents 700m away, which would reach into Goostrey village at Church Bank.
  1. Blackden Manor lies within the ‘Inner Consultation Zone’ for the Jodrell Bank Observatoryand within the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Buffer Zone’. We are concerned that emissionsfrom LED lighting, computers, mobile phones and a range of other electronic devices in the proposed extension in this application will damage JBO’s operations, both for residential use and as “Cheshire’s Premier Wedding and Events Venue”.
  2. Overall GPC submit that this application should be refused as it is clearly intended for a purpose other than that stated in the application. If it is approved, then it should be restricted to residential use only.

Attachments below:

Skip Hire firm denies charges

A case against AM Skip Hire (most will know from Brookbank Farm, Bridge Lane) has been adjourned to 20th November for trial.

The company is “accused of failing to take all reasonable measures to prevent a contravention by another person of regulation 12 of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations” and that “it failed to ensure that there was a written description of the waste that would have allowed other persons to avoid a contravention of section 33 of the Act.”

Appearing before Cheshire Magistrates Court on 20th August in Crewe the company denied both charges and elected trial in the magistrates’ court.

Local paper reports on AM Skip Hire. (Photo blurred)

 

Blackden manor Open Weekend

Did you know Cheshire’s most beautiful wedding venue was on your doorstep?  Residents living at that end of the village would be hugely affected by noise etc from such a venture.  The Parish Council’s objection certainly makes interesting/disturbing reading: link to GPC objection

We didn’t – mostly because there’s no planning application or approval for an events venue in a previously quiet and dark corner of the village. That doesn’t seem to be holding Blackden Manor back though as an Open Weekend on 5th/6th October is planned in collaboration with BigChief Tipis. Link to Website: The Blackden Estate

Now called “Blackden Estate” nearby residents should be alarmed that events are being planned in tipis “anywhere on the estate”; we can’t imagine that they are easy to soundproof. So lookout if you live near the station, or even over the fields to Twemlow Green and along the A535 ( late night music, fireworks?). The website points to the Grade ll listed manor also being used for events; presumably planning permission /change of use will be required- meanwhile the only planning application in evidence is for a huge glass extension as a family kitchen (or for events in the future?).

I note there are noise complaints (from inside buildings, not tipis) for their sister site The Colony in Wilmslow (Altrincham Rd) on the CEC page for their retrospective planning application ……(link to planning page 19/3302).

I hope the Lovell at JBO isn’t about to be flooded with electromagnetic problems etc. The quantity of wiring, lights, sound systems etc so close to the World Heritage Grade l site could affect their work. It looks like being rather different to decades of quiet family home.