Cheshire housing inquiry opens

Cheshire housing inquiry opens

Can Cheshire East prove a 5 year housing supply?? A planning inquiry started today in Crewe into Cheshire East Council’s refusal to grant permission for the construction of 160 homes on a greenfield site in Sandbach. Outlining the scope of the appeal, the inspector said the main issues under consideration were the availability of a […]

Controversial homes bonus plan criticised

Controversial homes bonus plan criticised

Ministers and senior civil servants have been fielding questions about the government’s surprise decision to hand about a third of New Homes Bonus to local enterprise partnerships. Leaders and treasurers have expressed serious concern about the controversial plan to include £400m a year of New Homes Bonus payments in the single funding pot for growth […]

first neighbourhood plan

first neighbourhood plan

Civic Voice is pleased that the residents of Upper Eden have voted Yes in the country’s first ever neighbourhood plan referendum. Good local planning policy should have the support and consent of local people”. Voters have endorsed the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Plan (covering Brough Parish and 16 other parishes in East Cumbria), this will now […]

Planning application for 38 houses

Planning application for 38 houses

A planning application is now registered for 38 houses in Goostrey with Cheshire West on the land behind New Platt Lane, a former chicken farm. Details can be found on their planning pages …link to planning documents 13/02468

Charity Fun Day 8th June 12noon

Charity Fun Day 8th June 12noon

Enjoy a charity fun day with a difference on Saturday 8 June 2013.  The event called the Red Lion Project is being organised by fifteen year-old Michaela Garnett, who along with a group of her friends, felt that not enough young people support charities and so decided to do something about it. The event is […]

LoveGoostrey report on Leader’s comments

LoveGoostrey report on Leader’s comments

LoveGoostrey report on Goostrey AGM: Following the recent Consultation process there has been over 550 objections to Goostrey being designated as a Local Service Centre and not one in support. At the AGM this week Michael Jones, leader of Cheshire East agreed that Goostrey would be ‘treated’, according to the draft local plan, as a […]

Annual Parish Meeting Tues 23rd

Annual Parish Meeting Tues 23rd

7.30 Goostrey Village Hall, Tuesday 23rd April 2013 Cllr Michael Jones, Leader of Cheshire East Council will be speaking at Goostrey’s Annual Parish Meeting.  Goostrey residents will have the opportunity of putting their concerns to him afterwards during the Public Forum. The meeting gives Goostrey Parish Council “an opportunity to review the last council year […]

Kent villagers reclaim their status in planning battle

Kent villagers reclaim their status in planning battle

The residents of a village that was reclassified as a town by the borough council so thousands more homes could be built in the area have forced the council to reverse its decision.  But Hawkhurst, Kent struck a deal in a 3 year battle allowing planners to build 240 homes on the condition that it is […]

Over 10,000 comments on Local Plan

Over 10,000 comments on Local Plan

Press Release from Cheshire East 1st March: Local Plan consultation has now ended – thank you for your comments. The latest stage of theLocal Plan consultation has now come to an end and it is estimated that over 10,000 comments have been submitted to Cheshire East Council for consideration. Once comments have been analysed and […]

CEC Leader’s fight against unwanted plans

CEC Leader’s fight against unwanted plans

Michael Jones, Leader Cheshire East Council, writes in the Knutsford Guardian: AS your council leader I am delighted to announce our continued fight against unplanned, unsustainable and speculative developments has now taken a major step forward. We have just approved our five-year housing land supply (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment). This means the council should […]