CEC to invest £1m in Jodrell Bank if SKA is retained

CEC to invest £1m in Jodrell Bank if SKA is retained

“Cheshire East set to back Jodrell Bank’s bid to stay a world leader April 14, 2015 Cheshire East Council is set to invest £1m as part of a support package to keep the Jodrell Bank Observatory at the forefront of global scientific research. Currently, Jodrell Bank is competing to retain its status as the headquarters […]

Application for 10 houses in Twemlow

Application for 10 houses in Twemlow

A new application has been put in for 10 houses on Chelford Road in Twemlow, to replace a house and stables. Cheshire East planning ref 15/1126C.  Comments by 23rd April 2015 [Ctte 10th June]

Call-in request in House of Commons

Call-in request in House of Commons

Yesterday in House of Commons local MP Fiona Bruce asked: “Will Ministers give very serious consideration to a call-in request I have made relating to a planning application for 190 properties in Goostrey? It would generate detrimental interference to the radio telescopes and world-leading scientific work at Jodrell Bank, and is therefore a concern of national significance.” Brandon Lewis […]

SKA: Jodrell Bank no match for Padua, say Italians

SKA: Jodrell Bank no match for Padua, say Italians

“British and Italian scientists are at loggerheads over who gets to host the headquarters of the world’s biggest radio telescope – an instrument so powerful it will allow scientists to look all the way back to the aftermath of the Big Bang.” “Speaking to The Independent, the masterminds of the Italian bid were in bullish […]

MP requests call-in for Shear Brook

MP requests call-in for Shear Brook

An extract of Fiona Bruce MP in Westminster Hall backbenchers’ debate with Planning Minister Brandon Lewis on the NPPF.   Jodrell ….”a national issue“: “I also have to make a similar request for the call-in of an application for more than 100 houses in the village of Goostrey. The Minister and I have had correspondence about […]

“Jodrell Bank work threatened by housing plans, say scientists”

“Jodrell Bank work threatened by housing plans, say scientists”

“Exclusive: Background noise created by development near Cheshire observatory could harm attempt to observe gravity waves predicted by Einstein” Great article in The Guardian by Science Correspondent Hannah Devlin today: “One of Britain’s most ambitious astronomy projects is under threat due to a large housing development being planned nearby, scientists have warned. Prof Simon Garrington, […]

JBO object to Shear Brook application

JBO object to Shear Brook application

Professor Garrington has objected to the application on Shear Brook: “The amount of interference received at the telescope from a given location depends on the distance from the telescope and the intervening terrain as well as the strength of the emission itself. JBO has constructed detailed maps of the loss due to distance and terrain […]

Science Minister’s reply to Fiona Bruce

Science Minister’s reply to Fiona Bruce

“ Both Cheshire Members referred to the Square Kilometre Array. We are very proud of this asset. The heritage of Jodrell Bank in being at the leading edge of science is very important to us. I am due to meet the review panel for the SKA next month, and I will signal our wholehearted commitment […]

Fiona Bruce MP raises the JBO issue in Westminster

Fiona Bruce MP raises the JBO issue in Westminster

Westminster Hall Businesses – North of England debate 14th Jan 2015 Fiona Bruce has raised the possibility of a 2m exclusion zone around Jodrell Bank Observatory.               “I am raising this concern because the village of Goostrey has 900 houses and there are now plans to build up to […]