The indicative layout for Outline Planning now shows 13 homes (one extra) being proposed by Crabtree Homes Ltd for land to the east of Hermitage Lane, with access off Nether Lea. (see layout below). The mound to the east (allegedly to deflect interference to JBO) has been removed.
Proposal Feb 2019 now shows an extra dwelling and no mound
The decision, by delegated authority, has been moved to the end of March 2019.
Before these changes Goostrey Parish Council had objected – as had JBO. Jodrell Bank Observatory were also opposed to a previous application for 26 homes at this location (Ashalls submitted a different proposal in 2014 – 14/1964C ; refused and then withdrawn before appeal).
“The development will provide a mixture of market and affordable homes enhancing the land which has previously been used for agriculture and is currently empty .” Design & Access, Crabtree Homes.
Jodrell Bank Observatory has objected to two current applications in Goostrey, ‘noting that the cumulative impact of this and other developments is more significant than each development individually’.
12 homes proposed by Crabtree Homes Ltd on open countryside to the east of Hermitage Lane, with access off Nether Lea. Decision expected 3rd Jan. Link to application: 18/4980C
Mount Pleasant Residential Park (Tingdene Parks Ltd) applied for the demolition of 60 & 60a Main Road and the garage blocks to redevelop the site with 9 new park homes. Decision expected 30th Nov. Link to CEC planning page: 18/4510C
Jodrell Bank Observatory have objected to the proposal and were opposed to a previous application for 26 homes at this location (Ashalls submitted a different proposal in 2014 – 14/1964C ; refused and then withdrawn before appeal) however the new developer has included a ‘bund’ to the east in the hope that it might help block interference – higher than the houses??).
It is not clear how effective that would be and details of its height are not included – but …would diffraction be an issue anyway?
“The development will create 12 new dwellings with associated public open space , which provides a choice of housing to meet the needs of the area, whilst respecting and enhancing the site’s environmental assets. This will be achieved through the provision of 9 market houses and 3 affordable homes . Housing will be set within a robust green infrastructure, which will include existing mature trees and hedgerows. It will also include a permanent earth bund to the east side of the site which will help to block any interference to Jodrell Bank. The development will provide a mixture of market and affordable homes enhancing the land which has previously been used for agriculture and is currently empty .” Design & Access, Crabtree Homes.
The forthcoming appeal for planning permission for 26 houses off Hermitage Lane/Nether Lea has been withdrawn, although no reason has been given.
“With many thanks to everyone for their support over the last couple of years. The community, working together, hasrightlywon the day and prevented what was always a poorly devised plan for development of our open countryside.” Hermitage Lane and Nether Lea Action Group
Originally applied for under ref 14/0081C(refused) the application was re-submitted under 14/1964C (refused and then under appeal).