Dates for your diary

25th Jan Saturday. 10.00 Village Hall.  Goostrey Parish Council Planning meeting to review outline planning for 26 houses at Netherlea/Hermitage Lane.

28th Jan Tues. 18.00 – 20.30 Village Hall. Goostrey Parish Council public consultation regarding Goostrey Site Allocations for the Local Plan.  The Parish Council would like as many Goostrey residents as possible to attend and give their views.  Did you fill in your questionnaire?

29th Jan Weds. 1630 – 19.30 Village Hall. Pre-submission exhibition for outline planning application of 25 houses near Mount Pleasant Residential Park.

14th Feb. Last day for comments re Netherlea/Hermitage Lane.

20th Feb. Village Hall. Pre-submission exhibition for proposal of 60 houses on The Grange Livery, Station Rd.

Use black bin for Green Waste, 2 weeks

Households will have another two weeks to get rid of their green waste, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

Collection of green waste bins has now ceased until the spring, but the warmer than expected weather in November means that people can now deposit any additional  green waste in their main black bins for the next two collections beginning at 7.00am Monday November 25, 2013.

CEC press release 19th Nov

Important week for Goostrey residents

On Tuesday evening the Parish Council will debate and formulate the council’s response to the Local Plan implications for the whole of Goostrey: 12th Feb Village Hall 7.30pm (public forum before and after)

And LoveGoostrey encourages all residents to attend one of the Council’s Local Plan Public Consultation information events: Wednesday or Saturday –

Wednesday 13th Feb Village Hall 4.00-8.00pm

or

Saturday 16th Feb Village Hall 10.00-3.00pm

LoveGoostrey believes that Goostrey has been wrongly classed as a Local Service Centre (LSC) (which would bring a higher level of development than a Sustainable Village).  We have been classed as an LSC alongside Holmes Chapel , whereas in reality we in Goostrey (and other surrounding villages) consider that Holmes Chapel is our Local Service Centre.  Cheshire East Council has considered Goostrey to include Cranage, Twemlow and Swettenham in its population assessment, whereas in reality we are separate villages. We believe that Goostrey should have been discounted as an LSC due to its proximity to Holmes Chapel.  We are not opposed to development of the village, but that it should be done sensitively to maintain our village community.

Goostrey PC present plans

Your chance to discuss Goostrey’s future development with local parish councillors.

Weds 13th Feb 4.00-8.00pm ~ Sat 16th Feb 10.00-3.00pm, Village Hall

“Goostrey Parish Council are holding two information events. Wednesday 13th Feb 4-8pm in the village hall and Saturday 16th Feb 10-3pm again in the village hall. The maps of proposed development sites will be available and councillors are there to discuss the issue of Goostrey being listed as a Local Service Centre.

Please come, look and then comment to Cheshire East!

The future of your village is in your hands!”

………………..posted on LoveGoostrey’s facebook page by Cath McCubbin (Goostrey Parish Council Chairman) 4th Feb 2013

Consultation ends 26th Feb

Cheshire East Council is currently consulting with the community on the CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL LOCAL PLAN: Development Strategy and Policy Principles (2 documents) which has identified the requirement for 27,000 new houses in the Borough.  click here to read Cheshire East’s press release.

BUT LoveGoostrey are concerned that this consultation process has not been widely publicised in Goostrey – despite the effect it may have here – and we would like to make residents aware of their chance to comment, before 26th Feb, and understand how it may affect you. We are very concerned that this Local Plan may result in significant development within the village.

We hope Goostrey residents will object to Goostrey being classified as a Local Service Centre, (on a par with Holmes Chapel)  it was ‘bumped up’ into this category despite not having the requisite ‘essential services’ due to its population of  3,770.  We feel this is an exaggeration as it would mean there has been an increase of over 75% since the 2001 census of 2201 rather than the quoted average of 5.2%.

MP Fiona Bruce states in the Middlewich Guardian: “In recent months greenfield sites across the constituency have been targeted by developers. Engaging in this consultation is hugely important as a contribution towards the development of a Local Plan which really will reflect the wishes and views of local people for the future development of our area, and to provide a defence against development in unwanted areas. This is the most significant and important opportunity which residents will have to shape our local communities for years to come. ……….”to protect local communities and cherished green spaces“.