Cost of Neighbourhood Plan: case studies

Cost of Neighbourhood Plan: case studies

MP Fiona Bruce has strongly advised Goostrey residents and community leaders to urgently consider creating a Neighbourhood Plan, pointing out that they carry statutory weight and can influence Inspectors on Planning Appeals.  It is therefore worth considering the costs involved.  Estimates of between £20,000 and £80,000 were quoted at the recent GPC extraordinary meeting but case […]

MP supports Neighbourhood Plan

MP supports Neighbourhood Plan

Fiona Bruce MP responds to LoveGoostrey with a letter full of support…. “Firstly, may I confirm that residents have my full support in objecting to proposals for a large development of 132 new properties in Goostrey on agricultural land which will completely distort local facilities and is, in my view, therefore unsustainable. ” She confirms that she […]

Neighbourhood Plan guides

Neighbourhood Plan guides

Neighbourhood Planning is a way for local communities to shape the development of the area in which they live.  Brandon Lewis MP Planning Minister [Nov17th] “local plans are key. Then even better to also have neighbourhood plan. That is what gives local power and local say.” Here below are a few documents that may be of interest […]

Tattenhall adopts neighbourhood plan

Tattenhall adopts neighbourhood plan

You may find it interesting to read the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan. Tattenhall was one of the first villages to adopt a neighbourhood plan and, after 2 years of work and 5000 man hours and two challenges by house developers, they finally completed it this year.  It could be a good model for Goostrey to follow to minimize the risk […]

Holmes Chapel vote for Neighbourhood Plan

Holmes Chapel vote for Neighbourhood Plan

Holmes Chapel parish council have decided that they should produce a Neighbourhood Plan – and to seek the views of neighbouring parishes. GPC are to discuss the possibility on Dec9th at their next meeting: Extract from HCPC minutes of 6th Nov 2014…… “There was discussion on the need for the parish to create a Neighbourhood Plan […]