Draft Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan ready!

The pre-submission version of Goostrey’s Neighbourhood Plan  along with the Village Design Statement  have now been prepared and can be seen on-line (hard copies also available). The NP committee are asking for the public to comment  so any revisions can be included before they are submitted to Cheshire East for the final consultation process.
Take time to view the documents… and enter your comments through the following link: Regulation 14..
The consultation period closes at 9am on Monday 28th November 2016.
*A drop-in session on Sat 5th November from 10am – 12.30pm has been booked in the Village Hall for any questions.
Coincidentally there was a second reading of the Neighbourhood Plan Bill this week when the Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell was asked to look at increasing the weight given to adopted neighbourhood plans where a council doesn’t have an up-to-date plan in place.
Our MP Fiona Bruce also put forward the JBO situation, “I have an appeal going through now to the Secretary of State for a large development near Jodrell Bank.  Jodrell Bank is concerned that having many more houses in the area will interfere with its instruments. It is a critical, individual, specific issue, and that area needs protection. It is important that that protection is not weakened if the council is unable to resist housing in unsuitable locations. Will the Minister clarify that the Bill will ensure that such sensitive designations will not be overridden and developers’ appeals will not be allowed? Will he confirm that that will be embodied as an amendment to the NPPF?”  Hansard 10th Oct 2016

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    It is encouraging to see the weight given to Jodrell Bank in the NP. We wait with bated breath to see the outcome of Cheshire East’s Local Plan inspection. As I understand adoption of a Local Plan is indicative of a 5 year Housing supply being in place…

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