Full public inquiry: Appeal for 6 houses at 51/61 Main Rd

Full public inquiry: Appeal for 6 houses at 51/61 Main Rd

The Appeal for 6 more houses behind the two under construction on Main Road was to be an informal ‘around a table’ hearing, however the Planning Inspector has now changed it to a full Public Inquiry.   Statements and Interested Parties comments are now due by 25th April. Henderson Homes were refused permission in Oct […]

Cheshire East 'no longer supportive' of applications

Cheshire East 'no longer supportive' of applications

Cheshire East Council specify that Goostrey parish is part of a Local Service Centre with a requirement to provide around 27* new homes. But since the appeal for a development of 119 houses (and presumably all the evidence that JBO put forward in regard to the cumulative impact from housing) CEC are now giving signifiant […]

Appeal for 6 houses in Goostrey

Appeal for 6 houses in Goostrey

At the same time as an application for just one house behind the two nearing completion by 51 Main Road (opposite Mt Pleasant park) developers Henderson Homes (through planning consultants Emery Partnership) are appealing the decision to refuse 6 houses on the site.  The refusal was “because it would impair the efficiency of the Jodrell Bank […]

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 […]

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 […]

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

The Planning Inspector for the Gladman inquiry back in May (for 119 houses by Shear Brook) has now completed his report and sent it on to the Secretary of State at the DCLG, Sajid Javid MP, for his determination. However the Inspector’s report is not published yet, and won’t be until the decision by Sajid […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 Part 2

Closing statements. The first to speak was Mr Christopher Katkowski QC on behalf of Cheshire East. The first three paragraphs of his statement in full: “This is a test case for the Secretary of State as it is the first in decades to fall to be determined by Central Government where the key issue is […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

The Inspector returned to Cheshire early on Monday and took a walk around Goostrey (his second) looking at the areas which had been discussed. He, with a representative from each party, then had a tour of Jodrell Bank Observatory, hearing how it had developed from Sir Bernard Lovell’s first dreams, before going up the Lovell […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day four

Day four began with Gladman’s Heritage expert, Jason Clemons, in the firing line as he was cross examined first by Chris Katkowski [CEC’s QC] and then John Hunter [GPC’s barrister]. There were two main themes to this: the heritage value of Grade II listed building Swanwick Hall, this needed to be established before it was possible […]