Court ruling undermines emerging NPs

Court ruling undermines emerging NPs

Following a recent judgment, the likelihood of refusing housing based on emerging NPs – when a council cannot prove a five-year land supply – is much reduced. Trevor Ivory, head of the planning team at law firm DLA Piper, explains: Q What are the implications of this ruling? A While the decision provides some helpful guidance to planning authorities […]

Neighbourhood Plan update

Neighbourhood Plan update

In January GPC appointed a Neighbourhood Plan committee within the Parish Council which would set up a Steering Group to include interested residents in the parish. Since then a mission statement has been approved: “To maintain Goostrey as a desirable and attractive rural village in which to live, supporting a high quality of life for all residents and […]

Delayed decision for Tattenhall

Delayed decision for Tattenhall

Tattenhall, one of the first villages to have a Neighbourhood Plan adopted, have unfortunately still not heard the outcome of a number of planning appeals within the village despite the adoption of a Neighbourhood plan: “On Monday 23rd March it was drawn to my attention by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) that there was […]

Neighbourhood plan-based refusal overturned

Neighbourhood plan-based refusal overturned

The High Court has overturned Eric Pickles’ attempt to refuse 120 homes plus a care home in Sussex on the grounds of conflict with an emerging neighbourhood plan. Mr Pickles upheld the refusal by Mid-Sussex District Council of the plan by Woodcock Holdings for the mostly greenfield 5.85ha site at Sayers Common. An inspector recommended […]

Parish Council supports freeze on development

Parish Council supports freeze on development

Goostrey Parish Council feature on the Letters page of the Knutsford Guardian this week; supporting Holmes Chapel’s call for a freeze on housing until Neighbourhood Plans are in place…………….. “HAVING read James Wilson’s article, April 15, about Holmes Chapel Parish Council’s plea for a freeze on further development of Holmes Chapel until a Neighbourhood Plan […]

MP requests call-in for Shear Brook

MP requests call-in for Shear Brook

An extract of Fiona Bruce MP in Westminster Hall backbenchers’ debate with Planning Minister Brandon Lewis on the NPPF.   Jodrell ….”a national issue“: “I also have to make a similar request for the call-in of an application for more than 100 houses in the village of Goostrey. The Minister and I have had correspondence about […]

Goostrey PC vote for a Neighbourhood Plan

Goostrey PC vote for a Neighbourhood Plan

Goostrey Parish Council voted for a Neighbourhood Plan for the village last night.  As one councillor put it, Goostrey “is not normal”, in that we have the Lovell radio telescope on our doorstep and do not wish to harm its observations.  Goostrey will therefore need to engage with the Jodrell Bank Observatory at an early stage: Peter Godfrey, […]

Parish council research N/Plan

Parish council research N/Plan

GPC discussed the possibility of producing a Neighbourhood Plan at last night’s parish council meeting and agreed to arrange a meeting with a Principal Planning Officer from CEC and a ‘champion’ of Tattenhall’s Plan before leaping in with both feet. On top of the cost, one drawback would be the time it takes: man hours required of […]

Neighbourhood Planning continues to grow

Neighbourhood Planning continues to grow

More and more areas, including Knutsford, are considering a Neighbourhood Plan due to the absence of a Local Plan: A series of neighbourhood planning events will begin on Monday 8th December. The week of events will celebrate the success of the growing neighbourhood planning movement. It is also about encouraging more communities to take up the challenge of […]

DCLG launch Neighbourhood Planning week 8th Dec

DCLG launch Neighbourhood Planning week 8th Dec

DCLG  Eric Pickles’ Dept of Communities and Local Government is hosting a Neighbourhood Planning Week on Facebook and Twitter starting 8th Dec.  Questions can be posed [from now] to Planning Minister Brandon Lewis and the Neighbourhood Planning team. “8 -12th Dec – talk on twitter @communitiesUK Tell us what got you neighbourhood planning and send us your […]