New Planning Application For Skip Hire Business

There’s a new planning application (click here if you would like to see the original on Cheshire East’s Planning Portal). The location of the business is detailed in the plans below. Residents have started to register their objections to the application with one telling Love Goostrey that on a previous occasion when skips were regularly […]

Application for wedding venue at Blackden Manor

Application for wedding venue at Blackden Manor

Updated* The current version of the application now only includes the main Manor house and large glass extension with 3-bay garage. Mr & Mrs Kershaw’s new application for their Grade ll listed Blackden Manor seeks to create a separate wedding venue with 10 bedrooms as well as a large extension to the main house.  (For […]

Neighbourhood Plan referendum 17th August 2017

Neighbourhood Plan referendum 17th August 2017

The Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan for Goostrey is now finished, approved by the Examiner, and will go to a public vote in a referendum on Thursday 17th August when Goostrey residents will be able to vote for it to be adopted.  If you will be away and can’t vote in person you can easily apply […]

Gladman win Brereton/Holmes Chapel appeal

Gladman win Brereton/Holmes Chapel appeal

Planning permission has been granted at appeal for 190 homes in Brereton on the Holmes Chapel border; the emerging CEC Local Plan and Brereton’s Neighbourhood Plan being afforded only limited weight. The Secretary of State concluded “that the sustainability of the appeal scheme along with the fact that the relevant policies for the supply of housing […]

Developers could ride “roughshod” over councils’ local plan policies

Developers could ride “roughshod” over councils’ local plan policies

Cheshire East is seeking to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that found an inspector ‘made no error of law’ when allowing up to 170 homes on a site in Willaston that falls within the green gap. CEC is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal judgement which could see […]

Builders blame councils for slow building

Builders blame councils for slow building

The Home Builders Federation evidence to MPs says building will only reach Government targets if councils give consent to even more land and discharge conditions quicker. The Home Builders’ Federation has blamed councils for builders only building a relatively low proportion of the sites for which they have planning consent – because they need even […]

Gladman lose appeal in Leek

Gladman lose appeal in Leek

Gladman Homes had lodged an appeal against Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s rejection of the company’s proposal to build 90 homes on farmland. A six-day appeal hearing, chaired by Government-appointed Planning Inspector Michael Hetherington, was held in early December last year and yesterday it was confirmed the appeal had been dismissed. The Planning Inspector said the three […]

Appeal challenged over N’hood plan

Appeal challenged over N’hood plan

A local authority is to challenge Planning Minister Greg Clark’s decision to approve housing in a village against local and neighbourhood plans. Cherwell District Council is seeking judicial review over the decision for 54 houses in Hook Norton, after Clark approved Gladman’s appeal in December.  The Council had previously refused the proposal and is saying […]

New research shows landbank increases

New research shows landbank increases

New figures from the LGA show conclusively that numbers of unbuilt consented housing plots have been growing rapidly since 2012.  Brownfield Briefing Jan 2016 New research for the Local Government Association has confirmed that England has a vast surplus of consented but unbuilt housing developments, with 475,647 in builders’ land banks. The study, carried out by […]

Builders hold back enough land for 600,000 new homes

Builders hold back enough land for 600,000 new homes

The Guardian Thu, 31 Dec 2015,  Graham Ruddick • ‘Big four’ firms hold majority of vacant sites • ‘Dysfunctional’ system worsens housing crisis • Companies blame planning process for delays Britain’s biggest housebuilders possess enough land to create more than 600,000 new homes, raising questions about whether they are doing enough to solve the housing crisis […]