Cheshire East Local Plan adopted

Cheshire East Local Plan adopted

Cheshire East Council has this week (at last) formally adopted its Local Plan. Importantly, the Plan provides a five-year supply of housing land to protect against inappropriate or unsustainable housing proposals.   Goostrey’s position will be further strengthened if its Neighbourhood Plan is approved by a majority vote by residents on August 17th. Councillor Rachel […]

Site Allocations public consultation til 10th April

Site Allocations public consultation til 10th April

CEC are running a new public consultation onn the second part of the Local Plan: the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Issues Consultation from 27 Feb to 5pm, 10 April. This could impact the village as it sets the methodology for how CEC will allocate sites, extend settlement boundaries and determine the number […]

CEC Local Plan 11th round of consultation 6th Feb

CEC Local Plan 11th round of consultation 6th Feb

Place NorthWest  1 Feb 2017: Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan will next week take another step towards adoption as consultation begins on final amendments to the blueprint for the borough’s development. The consultation on main modifications to the Local Plan has been called by planning inspector Stephen Pratt and will run for six weeks from 6 […]

Inspector's remarks on CEC Local Plan hearings

Inspector's remarks on CEC Local Plan hearings

Extract from the Inspector’s closing remarks after the CEC Local Plan Examination Hearings: “Finally, I have to say that this has been the most complex and challenging Local Plan I have ever examined – and I have examined over 20 of these types of plans over the last 7 years or so. I have been […]

Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

Local Plan inquiry resumes on positive note

[Link to examination] Place Northwest: The planning inspector overseeing Cheshire East’s draft Local Plan set the tone on the first day of resumed hearings yesterday, saying that while he still had “outstanding concerns” about the borough’s development blueprint, “we live in an imperfect world and we need to be pragmatic”. The inquiry into the Local […]

Developers could ride “roughshod” over councils’ local plan policies

Developers could ride “roughshod” over councils’ local plan policies

Cheshire East is seeking to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that found an inspector ‘made no error of law’ when allowing up to 170 homes on a site in Willaston that falls within the green gap. CEC is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal judgement which could see […]

Public consultation of Local Plan changes

Public consultation of Local Plan changes

Friday 4th March 2016 to 5pm on Tuesday 19th April 2016 Cheshire East has now published its new version of the Local Plan: ‘Local Plan Strategy – Proposed Changes Version’ for public consultation. It includes changes to the policies and accompanying text, including new and amended strategic site allocations, with all the supporting evidence. “The Local Plan Strategy […]

Draft LP revisions

Draft LP revisions

We’ve already said how the latest revisions would affect Goostrey in a previous post but here is a run down on the revised draft from ‘Place North West’: Cheshire East’s revised draft Local Plan features changes to the green belt around Macclesfield, Alsager, Poynton and Wilmslow, in order to deliver the increased target of 36,000 […]

Local Plan moves forward

Local Plan moves forward

Local Plan moves forward towards consultation and its final stages February 10, 2016 CEC media release The revised Local Plan Strategy is set to go before strategic planning board, Cabinet and for approval by Full Council in February, before further extensive public consultation. This will include additional and amended strategic site allocations. The Council is […]

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 […]