Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce spoke in parliament at length last night; mentioning neighbourhood planning in Goostrey, Brereton and Sandbach and, following recent inconsistencies in the planning process, she asked for clarification on the weight “to be given to made neighbourhood plans in the absence of a local plan, and also to provide increased weight to a draft […]

NP team at village hall Sat 5th 10-12:30

NP team at village hall Sat 5th 10-12:30

Remember remember 5th November:  Drop-in to the Village Hall tomorrow morning 10am – 12.30pm if you have any queries/questions for the Neighbourhood Plan steering group. The pre-submission documents can be viewed on the following link… Regulation 14.. where you will also find the link to put your comments. The consultation period closes at 9am on Monday 28th […]

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 […]

Draft Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan ready!

Draft Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan ready!

The pre-submission version of Goostrey’s Neighbourhood Plan  along with the Village Design Statement  have now been prepared and can be seen on-line (hard copies also available). The NP committee are asking for the public to comment  so any revisions can be included before they are submitted to Cheshire East for the final consultation process. Take time to […]

Saturday 23rd:10am-12.30 public consultation on draft Site allocation methodology

Saturday 23rd:10am-12.30 public consultation on draft Site allocation methodology

The Neighbourhood Plan Team have arranged a drop-in session so that residents can review the methodology to be used in assessing possible sites for development in Goostrey. Saturday 23rd April:10.00 – 12.30 Village Hall. “This an important document which could affect the future of our Village.  Please take the time to read it and let […]

N’hood Plan call for potential sites

The Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan team have made a Call for Sites, with a leaflet, below, distributed throughout the parish.  This is an opportunity for developers, landowners and other interested parties to put forward sites within the Parish that they believe are suitable for development. (click to enlarge)

Developer’s legal challenge quashes adopted N’hood Plan

Developer’s legal challenge quashes adopted N’hood Plan

Why a legal challenge led to the quashing of a Buckinghamshire neighbourhood plan’s housing policies. “…developers and land traders with deep pockets can employ lawyers to comb neighbourhood plans for the inevitable minor errors and oversights … and then pursue unrelenting legal action contesting those neighbourhood plans until the will or financial ability of communities […]

Neighbourhhood Plan: update on progress

Neighbourhhood Plan: update on progress

22 Feb 2016: Update from the Neighbourhood Plan committee: Quite a lot has being going on this year so far. The NP committee members, together with volunteers from the village, have been working on the Objectives and Policies for the plan. We are basing these on the results from the village questionnaire at the end […]

Questionnaire Draw prize winners

The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have drawn the winners of the Questionnaire Prize Draw and the lucky residents are: Adults: Sarah Main.  Young people: Ellen Memmott.  Children: Meris O’Donoghue.  Congratulations!  

BUT…. an earlier similar decision challenged

BUT…. an earlier similar decision challenged

High Court critical of Pickles’ approach to neighbourhood planning appeal The High Court has allowed an appeal against the decision of outgoing communities secretary Eric Pickles to block a 120-home development in a West Sussex village after Pickles was found to have placed too much weight on the policies of an emerging neighbourhood plan and […]