Clark refuses 200 homes due to Neighbourhood Plan conflict

Clark refuses 200 homes due to Neighbourhood Plan conflict

Interesting that Greg Clark has gone against a Planning Inspector’s recommendation and refused 200 houses at appeal in an area without a 5 yr housing supply …. citing conflict with a neighbourhood plan. (Although the developer is looking to challenge the result.) Planning Resource, Dec 2015: The communities secretary has refused an application for 200 […]

High percentage of questionnaires returned

High percentage of questionnaires returned

It’s good to hear that 79% of all households in Goostrey Parish returned at least one questionnaire, with 99% of ‘Goostrians’ who expressed an opinion supporting the creation of a Goostrey Parish Neighbourhood Plan.  All the responses are now being reviewed by the NP team and, combined with other evidence, will form the basis of draft […]

Brereton’s Neighbourhood Plan given examiner’s approval

Brereton’s Neighbourhood Plan given examiner’s approval

Brereton has successfully passed a key milestone after their draft Neighbourhood Plan (the first in Cheshire East) has been passed by the Planning Examiner, but with no Local Plan or 5 year Housing Supply it will be interesting to see how effective it will be in resisting unwanted development.    Cheshire East press release 11th Dec 2015: Brereton’s Neighbourhood Plan […]

Aldingbourne fails Neighbourhood Plan examination

Unfortunately Aldingbourne’s Neighbourhood Plan has failed their examination stage and highlights the danger of inappropriate site allocations.  This may indicate a change in policy in rejecting Neighbourhood Plans that try and restrict development. This has particular ramifications for Cheshire East villages such as Goostrey when trying to put together a NP plan before the Local plan […]

Houses in Goostrey

Cheshire West may have been given the S106 ‘developer contribution’ money for The Woodlands development on the old Chicken farm (as the planning application was for 38 houses in Cheshire West’s Allostock) but that hasn’t stopped Bloor Homes’ from advertising the houses as being in Goostrey! (and I’m not sure the photo of the cute cottage accurately represents the […]

Questionnaires: one each please. Due Monday 16th

Questionnaires: one each please. Due Monday 16th

Do fill in ONE EACH not just one per family, even if you agree on the same points;  the NP team would prefer each resident to be represented [and each one has the chance of winning the prize draws ! £100 for adults and £25 for up to 10’s and up to 17’s].  They will […]

Holmes Chapel survey had high response rate

Holmes Chapel survey had high response rate

As Goostrey’s Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire has been circulated you might be interested to review the results of the Holmes Chapel Neighbourhood plan questionnaire, and consider what further housing provisions in Goostrey are required, over and above that which will be provided in Holmes Chapel:-  Holmes Chapel’s N’hood Plan responses.  e.g. responses point to too much traffic […]

Can you help deliver Questionnaires?

Can you help deliver Questionnaires?

The Neighbourhood Plan team wish to deliver[and later collect] their Main Questionnaires starting next weekend 31st October and are looking for people who can help with this task.  Can you help? From the NP team: “Each house in Goostrey needs to receive an envelope which will contain a questionnaire pack. As far as practically possible will assign houses […]

N’hood Plan ctte Oct 28 meeting

N’hood Plan ctte Oct 28 meeting

28th Oct 2015:  The Neighbourhood Plan committee meeting on Weds will be held at the Booth Bed Lane Pavilion at 7pm [public forum before and after the meeting]. Items for discussion include: 4. Objective Assessment of Housing Need: To discuss and agree the way forward and the next steps. 5. Budget: To discuss and agree the […]

Neighbourhood Plan: your view of Goostrey

Neighbourhood Plan: your view of Goostrey

The NP committee need to know how residents view the village, now and in the future: what do you see as its Strengths *[green spaces?shop?hedges?societies? Weaknesses [services?cheaper houses?rail-footbridge?] Opportunities [doctor?car parking?downsizing? Threats [traffic speed?industrialisation? for each of the 6 Themes : Housing;   Village design & character;   Open Countryside, environment & heritage; Transport, traffic & travel;   Community facilities;   Business […]