Mt Pleasant date extended 14/1147C
Objectors to the proposal for housing next to Mt Pleasant met this morning and shared their concerns over the ‘potential loss of more of the beautiful, open Cheshire countryside ‘.
“We were very pleased to see so many concerned residents present which shows the strong feelings that people have about the proposed development.”
Mt Pleasant objectors discuss concerns
Fiona Bruce MP supports Goostrey’s fight against development:
“I reconfirm my commitment to support residents in their endeavours to maintain the special character of Goostrey as a village and to ensure that inappropriate developer-led planning is thoroughly challenged – if localism means anything, it should mean the right for local people to decide how their own communities will develop in the future, and in this the Goostrey community has my full support.”
Goostrey residents unite to fight plans for yet another proposed housing estate, read more.. Knutsford Guardian 23rd May 2014
14/1147C planning ref to register your comment about the development behind Mt Pleasant before 11th June.
Fiona supports Goostrey
The 14/0132C Saltersford Corner proposal has been recommended for refusal by the planning officer – and will be heard by the Strategic Planning Board next Wednesday 28th May 2014. The recommendation for refusal is based on:
1. The proposed residential development is unsustainable because it is located within the Open Countryside, contrary to Policy PS8 of the Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review 2005, Policy PG5 of the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version and the principles of the National Planning Policy Framework, which seek to ensure development is directed to the right location and open countryside is protected from inappropriate development and maintained for future generations enjoyment and use. As such it and creates harm to interests of acknowledged importance. The Local Planning Authority can demonstrate a 5 year supply of housing land in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and consequently, there are no material circumstances to indicate that permission should be granted contrary to the development plan, to the emerging Development Strategy and the principles of the National Planning Policy since there are no material circumstances to indicate that permission should be granted contrary to the development plan.
2. The proposal would result in loss of the best and most versatile agricultural land and given that the Authority can demonstrate a housing land supply in excess of 5 years, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that there is a need for the development, which could not be accommodated elsewhere. The use of the best and most versatile agricultural land is inefficient and contrary to Policy SE2 of the emerging Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework.
A new application has been submitted for land beside Mt Pleasant, off Main Road. The application by How Planning seeks outline planning for 25 houses, construction of access from Main Road, areas of public open space, landscaping etc.
Last date for comments is 5th June with a committee date scheduled for 2nd July 2014.
Planning documents: 14/1147C
How Planning seek 25 houses