Gladman's appeal for Shear Brook dismissed!

Gladman's appeal for Shear Brook dismissed!

“Jodrell Bank Observatory as an established world class facility should be afforded reasonable protection……the protection of Jodrell Bank Observatory as a facility of international importance transcends the housing land supply circumstances of the case.” “…the Secretary of State agrees with the Inspector’s conclusion that even against Dr Trotta’s scenario, it has been reasonably demonstrated or […]

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

Planning Inspector’s ShearBrook report

The Planning Inspector for the Gladman inquiry back in May (for 119 houses by Shear Brook) has now completed his report and sent it on to the Secretary of State at the DCLG, Sajid Javid MP, for his determination. However the Inspector’s report is not published yet, and won’t be until the decision by Sajid […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 Part 2

Closing statements. The first to speak was Mr Christopher Katkowski QC on behalf of Cheshire East. The first three paragraphs of his statement in full: “This is a test case for the Secretary of State as it is the first in decades to fall to be determined by Central Government where the key issue is […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day 5 last day. Part 1

The Inspector returned to Cheshire early on Monday and took a walk around Goostrey (his second) looking at the areas which had been discussed. He, with a representative from each party, then had a tour of Jodrell Bank Observatory, hearing how it had developed from Sir Bernard Lovell’s first dreams, before going up the Lovell […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day four

Day four began with Gladman’s Heritage expert, Jason Clemons, in the firing line as he was cross examined first by Chris Katkowski [CEC’s QC] and then John Hunter [GPC’s barrister]. There were two main themes to this: the heritage value of Grade II listed building Swanwick Hall, this needed to be established before it was possible […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook Inquiry: day three

Goostrey parish councillor Dr Ken Morris might have felt apprehensive this morning before he was ‘cross examined’ by Gladman’s QC Richard Kimblin (smooth as silk but sharp as a knife) but had clearly researched his subject well.  Mr Kimblin put forward the case that there is a housing need in Goostrey but sadly had no […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day two

Gladman’s Mr Richard Kimblin QC, of No. 5 Chambers, cross examined Professor Garrington this morning.  Safe to say no stone was left unturned. From Bernard Lovell choosing to move away from interference from sparking trams in Manchester (which had a remarkable similarity to sources from outerspace) to discussing the appeal in 2013 in Twemlow, when […]

Gladman’s Shear Brook inquiry: day one

The public inquiry started today to appeal the refusal of 119 homes in Goostrey less than 2 miles from Jodrell.  Cheshire East refused the plans last year; reasons included for example that it could have a detrimental impact on the telescope and the setting of Grade 11 listed Swanwick Hall.  Gladman appealed the refusal and now […]

Shear Brook appeal starts Tuesday 17th May

Shear Brook appeal starts Tuesday 17th May

Appeal: Public Inquiry for 119 houses off Main Road at Shear Brook starts at 10.00am on Tuesday 17th May at Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow SK9 4EY.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and to speak if they wish.  It is being opposed by both Cheshire East Council and Goostrey Parish Council. Details of Gladman […]

Shearbrook ‘proofs of evidence’

Shearbrook ‘proofs of evidence’

Cheshire East have now put Gladman and Goostrey PC ‘Proofs of Evidence’ on the planning page 14/5579C. For those interested in following the Gladman Appeal for 119 houses at Shear Brook, here are links to the Proofs of Evidence from Goostrey Parish Council and Dr Roberto Trotta [Astrophysisist, or should I say ‘star’ witness, for Gladman]. The hearing starts on Tuesday 17th […]