No winter garden waste collection

No winter garden waste collection

Cheshire East say there will be no garden waste collections between 18th November 2013 and 14 March 2013. “We are constantly looking to be more cost effective and provide a value for money service. Previous years have shown that the garden waste service is used much less in the cooler winter months, with only a […]

New application next to Sandyacre

New application next to Sandyacre

The new planning application for the construction of 3 new houses adjacent to Sandyacre is on Cheshire East planning pages: link to ref 13/4266C  (re-submission of 12/4318C) The last date for comments to Cheshire East Council is 7th Nov 2013. [Approved 11th Dec 2013] [click ‘comment’ below to read thoughts received by LoveGoostrey]

Local Plan Delayed Again

Local Plan Delayed Again

Lack of local plan opens door to developers ‘The first consultation in the Local Plan process was held in spring 2012 and the final plan was due to be completed at the end of 2013. Sadly due to an ‘additional sites’ consultation and serious flaws in the emerging core strategy unveiled last month, the presentation […]

Support CPRE Charter

Support CPRE Charter

A message from the Campaign to Protect Rural England CPRE: Please sign our Charter to save our countryside, to use brownfield sites first. Our charter continues to gain momentum and support. Could you take a few moments to sign the Charter and write a letter to your local MP on the following concerns we have […]

New village planned for Handforth

New village planned for Handforth

CHESHIRE East Council has committed to plans for 1,800 new homes on green belt land in Handforth.  The authority says it has a “brownfield first” strategy but says some green belt is needed and believes a single release of land to the east of the A34 in Handforth would mitigate against the impact of piecemeal […]

End of 49 Holmes Chapel-Goostrey bus

End of 49 Holmes Chapel-Goostrey bus

unfortunately Tomlinson Travel have announced that they will stop operating the 49 Holmes Chapel – Goostrey – Lach Dennis – Northwich bus service with effect from 4th Nov.   This comes after they withdrew the 47 Holmes Chapel-Lower Peover-Knutsford-High Legh-Warrington service earlier in the year.

Pickles approves farmland destruction

Pickles approves farmland destruction

Eric Pickles approves destruction of farmland for 100 houses in Cheshire West. Communities secretary Eric Pickles has over-ruled a planning inspector’s rejection of 100 homes on top-quality farmland judged to be in conflict with the local plan, unsustainable in transport terms and prejudicial to development of a front-runner neighbourhood plan. Mr Pickles rejected the inspector’s […]

Goostrey residents clean up station

Goostrey residents clean up station

Goostrey railway station facelift A GROUP of village enthusiasts is working hard to improve the look of Goostrey Railway Station by sweeping platforms, clearing weeds and tending tubs of plants and, in doing so, have uncovered a unique piece of history. Friends of Goostrey station, known as FOGS, has found a large piece of sandstone, […]

MP Edward Timpson hopes to save Local Plan

MP Edward Timpson hopes to save Local Plan

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson is to meet with the Planning Minister to ask for advice on how councillors can get Cheshire East’s Local Plan signed off as soon as possible.  Although his interest is clearly around Crewe and Nantwich it would be useful if he can help speed up the process so that Cheshire […]

live from Jodrell Bank

live from Jodrell Bank

Did you know that they hold an allocation of tickets for local residents at a discounted price?  If you wish to purchase the discounted tickets please log onto the residents area of the website: Sigur Ros 30th Aug £30 + £3.00 booking fee Halle Orchestra 31st Aug £20 + £2.40 booking fee  [n.b. mind your […]