Goostrey PC vote for a Neighbourhood Plan

Goostrey PC vote for a Neighbourhood Plan

Goostrey Parish Council voted for a Neighbourhood Plan for the village last night.  As one councillor put it, Goostrey “is not normal”, in that we have the Lovell radio telescope on our doorstep and do not wish to harm its observations.  Goostrey will therefore need to engage with the Jodrell Bank Observatory at an early stage: Peter Godfrey, […]

Jodrell Bank protection

Jodrell Bank protection

Live without wifi or mobiles? Our previous post on the Lovell’s involvement with pulsars mentions the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT).  Located in West Virginia they have a legally enforced Radio quiet zone to protect it.  NO wifi.  NO mobile phone reception. [nearest is an hour away!]. There’s […]

The Lovell involved in leading research

The Lovell involved in leading research

The Lovell is one of the five biggest radio telescopes on earth currently involved in leading research into pulsars. ‘Bent time’ tips pulsar out of view A pulsar, one of deep space’s spinning “lighthouses”, has faded from view because a warp in space-time tilted its beams away from Earth. By tracking its motion closely for […]

Inspectorate to cover Local Plan approach to JBO zone

Inspectorate to cover Local Plan approach to JBO zone

LoveGoostrey notes that the ‘updated Schedule of Matters and Issues’ in the examination of the Local Plan includes JBO in the items to be discussed :-  “Jodrell Bank (Policy SE14) a. Is the approach to new development within the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope Consultation Zone appropriate, justified, effective, clearly set out, soundly based and consistent with […]

Goostrey expansion strictly controlled

Goostrey expansion strictly controlled

In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations.   It is interesting to read the entries for Goostrey nearly 3 decades on and particularly pertinent to read the comment on housing development: “Expansion of the village has been strictly controlled because   of […]

Prof Garrington poses question at Goostrey AGM

Prof Garrington poses question at Goostrey AGM

Jodrell Bank’s Director Professor Simon Garrington posed a question to Goostrey residents last night.  During a fascinating insight into the world class research at the Jodrell Bank Observatory Professor Garrington asked residents if anyone remembered the whereabouts of a mobile telescope that had been sited on New Platt Lane in around 1958 and the early sixties. This was part of […]

Jodrell consultation zone

Jodrell consultation zone

JODRELL BANK Observatory’s 6 mile Consultation Zone: “Planning applications for developments within this Zone are referred to the Observatory, which may object if the proposed development is likely to degrade the performance of its telescopes. A steady growth in the use of consumer products which generate radio emissions, either deliberately (mobile phones, wireless intruder alarms, […]

Jones backs Jodrell Bank on Silk fm

Jones backs Jodrell Bank on Silk fm

CEC Leader Cllr Michael Jones was questioned about potential impact of housing on Jodrell Bank Observatory this morning on Macclesfield’s Silk Radio.  He mentions an ‘exclusion zone’; indeed perhaps it should have one, but for now LoveGoostrey would like to point out JBO only has a ‘Consultation Zone’. Silk Radio dj Ditchy : “ The new ‘Cheshire […]

Crock of gold

Crock of gold

Jodrell Bank’s Tim O’Brien is planning on taking a spade to work #crock of gold ! Stunning photo of rainbow radiating from JBO….