Jodrell Bank Observatory has objected to two current applications in Goostrey, ‘noting that the cumulative impact of this and other developments is more significant than each development individually’.
12 homes proposed by Crabtree Homes Ltd on open countryside to the east of Hermitage Lane, with access off Nether Lea. Decision expected 3rd Jan. Link to application: 18/4980C
Mount Pleasant Residential Park (Tingdene Parks Ltd) applied for the demolition of 60 & 60a Main Road and the garage blocks to redevelop the site with 9 new park homes. Decision expected 30th Nov. Link to CEC planning page: 18/4510C
The Lovell radio telescope
Villages like Goostrey are joining together to sign a petition to “Put on hold for 12 months decisions by the Planning Inspectorate in respect of the speculative developments by Gladman and others which are outside the settlement boundaries of the old District Plan and which are being pursued because the new Local District Plan has not yet been finalised”.
” I am asking you to please support my campaign to halt for a 12 month period decisions by the Planning Inspectorate on these green field sites where building would not normally have been permitted under the old Local Plans and allow the democratic procedure to draw to a conclusion. Sites that accord with the NPPF and are identified in the Local Plan should ensure that sites outside the new settlement boundaries will be better protected by local plan policies and supported by the local communities. This approach will more closely reflect the Localism agenda in a meaningful and consistent manner. PLEASE VOTE to help my community and the many others similarly affected to determine our own future.”
Read the petition to Eric Pickles and sign here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-developers-having-it-all-thei-own-way
The planning application for 25 houses on the fields behind Mount Pleasant has been refused by the Southern Planning Committee. The committee followed the planning officer’s recommendation and decided that it would represent an unsustainable form of development in the planning balance: due to the adverse impact on Jodrell Bank Observatory as well as impact on the landscape.
Professor Garrington addressed the committee on the cumulative nature of the impact of all the proposed housing in Goostrey on the telescope, even stating that their research on pulsars has already been affected by interference. The committee were very influenced by his arguments against further development.
The second reason was hotly debated – sustainability and the landscape impact of the proposal – however the planning committee decided to refuse on the additional grounds of landscape, with the impact on the public footpath being highlighted.
The objectors also had very good support from Councillors Peter Godfrey and Andrew Kolker.
Wednesday 17th Dec 2014, Southern Planning Ctte.
Venue: Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. View directions
Recommended for refusal by planning officer. Refusal recommendation, Additional document.
CEC planner recommends that the 14/1147C planning application for 25 houses at Dromedary Lodge/Mount Pleasant be refused permission on Wednesday 17th December. Whilst acknowledging that CEC cannot demonstrate a 5yr housing supply…
“The adverse effects of the impact upon the internationally important telescope is considered to outweigh the benefits of the scheme, which therefore represents an unsustainable form of development in the planning balance.”
Read the full CEC proposal and recommendation.
14/1147C : Note date on CEC’s planning page for the How Planning proposal for 25 houses off Dromedary Lodge/Mount Pleasant .
Weds 17th December 2014 Southern Planning Committee.
[Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ]
The 14/1147C DromedaryLodge/Mt Pleasant application has raised concerns with JBO, leading them to object: “Our analysis indicates that developments of this size do constitute a significant increase in potential interference and we have raised this concern with senior planners at Cheshire East.” Acknowledging other applications in the village, they “also consider the cumulative effect of these increases in the potential to cause harmful interference to our scientific observations”.