Massive increase in jobs and homes

Massive increase in jobs and homes

Cheshire East is set for a massive increase in jobs and homes over the next 15 years, according to a series of reports released today. New evidence gathered during the suspension of the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan shows that the Borough’s economy is likely to grow much more quickly than previously expected. […]

CEC asks Inspector for delay

CEC asks Inspector for delay

Due to the forthcoming national and local elections Cheshire East is asking the Planning Inspector for a month extension to their evidence-based revisions to the Local Plan – requesting a revised submission to the Inspector in July rather than June.  They would also prefer the planned follow up examinations to recommence in September of this year. Inspector’s response:  “….In […]

Cheshire West & Chester adopt their Local Plan

Cheshire West & Chester adopt their Local Plan

COUNCIL leaders in west Cheshire have adopted the borough’s Local Plan after ‘five long years of hard work, consultation, argument, scrutiny and debate’. On Thursday, January 29, a special meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council overwhelmingly backed the framework for sustainable development and guidelines to protect the borough’s ‘environment and character’ until 2030. With […]

£30k pay rise for CEC director in charge of Local Plan

£30k pay rise for CEC director in charge of Local Plan

Nantwich News 17th Dec 2014: A Cheshire East Council director whose department presided over the much-criticised effort to deliver the Local Plan, is set to be promoted with a £30,000 pay rise. Caroline Simpson is set to move from “director of economic growth and prosperity” to “executive director of economic growth and prosperity”, according to a […]

Formal suspension of Local Plan examination.

Formal suspension of Local Plan examination.

17th December 2014 Message from Cheshire East: Following the Council’s consideration of the Inspector’s Initial Views on the legal compliance and soundness of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy, the Council has formally requested the Inspector to suspend the examination.  The Council has also prepared details of the proposed additional work to be undertaken, along […]

“Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development”

“Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development”

16 December 2014 Committee publishes its report on the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework. The Government’s flagship planning policy, the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), needs to do more to protect against unsustainable development in England and ensure communities aren’t subject to unwanted housing development, says the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee […]

Jones on BBC’s Sunday Politics

Jones on BBC’s Sunday Politics

CEC Leader Michael Jones is on Sunday Politics [starts 11am] on the failure of the Local Plan – responding to criticism.

New task force for Local Plan

New task force for Local Plan

The CEC Deputy Leader, David Brown, has agreed to give up responsibility for the £3.7m Local Plan and will be replaced by a “taskforce” – headed by Councillors Peter Raynes and Jamie Macrae –  to redraft Cheshire East’s Local Plan in 6 months. Cllr Peter Raynes, Knutsford, Cllr Jamie Macrae, Mobberley,   Clr Raynes said: “As a […]

Inspector explained

Inspector explained

INSPECTOR’S COMMENTS ON LOCAL PLAN EXPLAINED To try and help villagers understand the implication of the Inspector’s interim comments on the Local Plan, LoveGoostrey have provided the following summary :- NUMBER OF HOUSES The Inspector recommends that further work is undertaken to the Local Plan before it is submitted for ratification.  More work is recommended […]

Inspector’s interim views on Local Plan

Inspector’s interim views on Local Plan

Further delays. The Local Plan’s Inspector has published his interim views: “it may not be appropriate to resume the remainder of the hearing sessions in early December 2014 as previously envisaged. “serious mismatch between the economic strategy and the housing strategy” “shortcomings in the council’s objective assessment of housing needs..in terms of establishing an appropriate baseline […]