Inspector’s announcement

Inspector’s announcement

EXAMINATION OF THE CHESHIRE EAST LOCAL PLAN STRATEGY INSPECTOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE CLOSE OF THE HEARING SESSIONS ON FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 2014 1. At the close of the hearing sessions of the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy on Friday 3 October 2014, the inspector re-confirmed his previous announcement (made at the end […]

Pause in Local Plan hearings

Pause in Local Plan hearings

On Friday 26 Sept the Inspector announced that he intends to defer the hearings sessions that were due to take place during the weeks of 7, 21 and 28 October 2014 (hearing weeks 4-6).  Matters 14 and 15 are to be adjourned to give the Inspector time to review the large amount of information submitted by […]

Developers call for hearings’ suspension

Developers call for hearings’ suspension

The hearings on the examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan began on Tuesday September 16th at Macclesfield Town Hall and should continue to the end of October.  However a number of developers are calling for the examination to be suspended, stating that “the concerns in respect of the process of plan preparation are serious and […]

Local Plan examination begins

Local Plan examination begins

The public inquiry into Cheshire East Council’s local plan opened on Tuesday in front of a packed room of planners, local campaigners, lawyers and residents at Macclesfield Town Hall. The Government-appointed inspector, Stephen Pratt, started the formal examination by saying he had concerns about both the legal compliance and soundness of the plan, and raised […]

Dates of Local Plan hearings [re Goostrey]

Dates of Local Plan hearings [re Goostrey]

If you would like to go along and listen to the examination of the Local Plan hearings there are two specific sessions that are pertinent to Goostrey: Tuesday 23rd Sept 10am-2pm Settlement Hierarchy Policy PG2:  Goostrey as a Local Service Centre. Thursday 2nd October 10:00am Sustainable Environment Policy SE14:  Jodrell Bank Observatory consultation/protection. Full list of sessions/times starting 16th […]

Building in countryside easier than ever

Building in countryside easier than ever

Region under threat as building in countryside easier than ever An article in the Western Morning News echoes our woes. “Nice homes in nice places with lovely views might make developers a fortune – but are they doing anything for the …. general economy” It’s not just here in Cheshire East, it’s happening everywhere; overwhelming […]

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 […]

Residents can attend Local Plan inquiry

Residents can attend Local Plan inquiry

In September residents will be able to attend the public inquiry into the soundness of Cheshire East’s Local Plan;  the Planning Inspector’s examination will take place at Macclesfield Town Hall for about 6 weeks. “one of the best and most-consulted-upon Local Plans in the country. ” More than 40,000 responses from residents and organisations were […]

Distribution of development graphic

Distribution of development graphic

[amended] Included in the CE response to the Inspector is a graphic that highlights the distribution of Strategic sites around CE; although this shows no development in Goostrey and Holmes Chapel additional housing could still be included at a later stage for LSCs.

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

Cheshire East have responded to the Planning Inspector and have defended their calculation of housing need which they state has been verified by an independent expert. CE confirm the 5 year supply has been calculated on the ‘Liverpool method’, and the SHLAA is currently being updated to a revised 2014 edition which will inform an […]