LoveGoostrey hears that there will be a ‘public consultation’ or exhibition of plans in regard to another proposed housing development, of around 60 houses:
Thursday 20th Feb Village Hall re The Grange.
With the other current applications this would take the total amount of housing proposed in Goostrey far beyond Michael Jones’s view. Cllr Jones, Cheshire East Leader, promised in last year’s AGM that Goostrey would only have between 30-50 new houses over 30 years of which around 10-15 could be counted since 2010. We are very concerned that the infrastructure within the village would not cope with the sudden increase in proposed developments if they were all constructed at once.
LoveGoostrey also have concerns with regards to the Grange development and the impact on the Jodrell Bank Observatory; not to mention the significant visual amenity enjoyed by visitors to Goostrey and nearby residents. The view from Station Road at The Grange has some of the best views of the Lovell Telescope in Goostrey. We are aware that Jodrell Bank Observatory vigorously objected to the 13 new houses at Twemlow Green despite the provision of electromagnetic screening of this development which is in the direct line of sight of the Observatory and the Grange, with the Twemlow Green site nearly 1 mile further away from the Observatory than the Grange. We as a village have a responsibility to ensure that development does not cause a significant impact on the operation of this world class facility.
We accept that development is required in the village but would request that this is as a number of smaller developments around the village and phased over the full 30 years life period of the Local Plan. There is no need for all these houses to be developed now.