Application to turn Brereton Hall into a hotel/wedding venue

It is interesting to read that Brereton Hall, the grade I-listed Elizabethan country house, which sits within mature gardens and pastureland spanning more than 100 acres, could soon be converted into a wedding/conference venue.   Link to applications: 17/6117c (listed building consent) and  17/6118c (change of use). If wished you can register comments on the Cheshire East […]

5 houses on New Platt Lane

Approved in the summer of 2015 by Cheshire West & Chester work is now starting on New Platt Lane for an additional 5 dwellings in the garden of ‘Westwood’, on the Goostrey border next to Blackberry Gardens.  Sadly the development is starting with the removal of quite a number of trees to make way for […]

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

The Henderson Homes public inquiry on the refusal of 6 further homes on the paddock between 51/61 Main Road ended yesterday with Closing Statements from the three parties. The hearing, held in Congleton Town Hall, had been adjourned since October having taken longer than anticipated, but it will still be some weeks yet until we […]

Red Lion houses refused

Red Lion houses refused

The Red Lion owners’ application for three houses behind the pub was refused permission by Cheshire East this week.  Link to application: 17/3883C In addition to stating that the housing ‘would impair the efficiency of the Jodrell Bank Radio Telescopes’ the Council included a second reason for refusal; ‘Insufficient information has been received to effectively […]

An end to 'unwanted unplanned unsustainable' development in Goostrey?

An end to 'unwanted unplanned unsustainable' development in Goostrey?

Playground and School to receive funds It is fantastic to read in the parish council’s Autumn Parish Newsletter that CEC and CWaC finally agreed with Bloor Homes that funds for the Woodlands development should be diverted to Goostrey.  Well done to David Johnson and all those involved!  Whilst Woodlands is technically outside Goostrey Parish the […]

Red Lion applies for 3 houses

Red Lion applies for 3 houses

An application for outline planning for three houses behind the Red Lion has been submitted: 17/3883C  Decision date scheduled for 8th Nov.  However Jodrell Bank Observatory have objected: “This is a general direction in which there is already significant development close to the telescope. We would ask the planning authority to take this in to account […]

October Appeal for 6 houses by 51 Main Rd

October Appeal for 6 houses by 51 Main Rd

A year ago an application was refused for six houses in Goostrey on the land next to 51 Main Road, behind the two recently erected homes.  The developer is now appealing this decision at a Public Inquiry next month when Henderson Homes will be opposing the objections from Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire East and Goostrey […]

Further application for new houses behind Main Rd

Further application for new houses behind Main Rd

New planning application 17/4451C   The saga continues on the paddock behind the 2 new houses opposite the entrance to Mt Pleasant.  This time the application is for a detached house and 2 semis (now classed as “social rented”) – on the same footprint as houses in earlier applications where JBO have previously objected to several houses. […]

Sand quarry to be re-submitted to both Councils

Sand quarry to be re-submitted to both Councils

Sibelco UK still plan to submit their quarry application, but now to both Cheshire East and Cheshire West councils. In the meantime they have withdrawn their planning application 16/4724W to quarry silica sand at Rudheath Lodge Farm off New Platt Lane just outside Goostrey.  However the new application for a sand quarry, across Cheshire East […]

Sand quarry application withdrawn

Sand quarry application withdrawn

Sibelco UK have formally withdrawn their planning application 16/4724W to quarry silica sand at Rudheath Lodge Farm off New Platt Lane in Allostock/Cranage on the Goostrey border. (to be updated if any further details emerge)