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 […]

Bluedot festival boosts Scouts' fundraising

Bluedot festival boosts Scouts' fundraising

It’s great to see that work has started on the new Scout Hut and Youth Centre – and the fundraising received a very welcome boost of over £2,700 from the Jodrell Bank’s recent Bluedot Festival at the end of July.   David Giles, Group Scout Leader said: “Goostrey Scouts were honoured to be named as one […]

Interference and aliens explained

Interference and aliens explained

Further to the very enjoyable evening at JBO this week when the locals were treated to a BBQ there were some interesting facts explained and questions answered: – JBO would like to hear from any residents who have an interesting ‘backstory’ about Jodrell Bank and would like to record an interview with them for use […]

Local residents enjoy BBQ at Jodrell

Around 200 local residents were treated to a very enjoyable BBQ in the Planet Pavilion café at Jodrell Bank last night. Beforehand, in the Star Pavilion, the Discovery Centre’s Director Teresa Anderson provided a very interesting insight into the heritage of JBO and its very beginnings of radio astronomy and their hopes of gaining World Heritage status with UNESCO […]

JBO invite residents to BBQ and info evening

JBO invite residents to BBQ and info evening

Jodrell Bank Observatory invite their neighbours ( Goostrey residents*) to join them on Weds 31st August to find out about their latest developments – and to enjoy a BBQ. Telephone 01477 571766 to reserve your place. JBO Discovery Centre; 6pm – 8:30pm. Weds 31st August.  Tickets are free but places limited. *local residents within 2.5m […]

Jodrell’s Bluedot Festival: residents’ discount

22-24 July 2016 An intergalactic festival of music, science and the exploration of space Did you know that Jodrell’s Bluedot festival this summer gives residents 30% off the price of the tickets? (maximum 4 tickets per household). The Residents tickets can be purchased from Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and cover Goostrey, Blackden, Lower Withington and […]

China uproots 9000 from around telescope

Nine thousand residents within 5km radius of a new 500m diameter radio telescope in an isolated area of China are to be relocated, and offered £1,275 in compensation, to help “create a sound electromagnetic wave environment” – to minimise interference.  For comparison the Lovell is 76m diameter. Beijing hopes that the world’s largest dish, set […]

Relevant points in changes to LP Strategy

The Strategic Planning Board met yesterday to review proposed changes to the Local Plan Strategy.  Just a couple of points are relevant to Goostrey: new additions in red, below…. firstly, strengthening the JBO consultation zone; Policy SE 14 Jodrell Bank: 1. Within the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Consultation Zone, as defined on the Proposals Map, development will […]

Further proposal for 2 houses by 51 Main Rd

It is encouraging when a developer acknowledges the influence of Jodrell Bank Telescope on planning applications for new houses in the village.  A new application 15/5517C  has been posted for 2 houses on the land between 51 and 61 Main Road. Originally three larger houses were approved on this site, when JBO did not raise any […]