Message from Shear Brook objectors re comments

LoveGoostrey has been asked by the Shear Brook objection group to post the following:


Shear Brook siteThe residents wishing to protect the green fields and stop the proposed Gladman development of 119 houses by Shear Brook would like to encourage Goostrey residents to object to the Planning Application 14/5579C.  You can do this in any of the following ways:


  1. Simply e-mail your objections direct to:  – quote reference 14/5579C and include your name and address


  1. click on this link  14/5579C to the planning page and click in the yellow box ‘comment on this application’. All mandatory boxes must be filled before it will allow you to ‘submit’


  1. write to: Planning Department, Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2JZ – quote reference 14/5579C and include your name and address.

*Closing date for objections is noon on 21st January 2015.

Some objections you may wish to use:

This application is unsustainable because:

  • There are no doctors, dentists, supermarkets, banks, garages or secondary schools in Goostrey.
  • There are only limited shops and the post office is less than half time. The schools in Goostrey & Holmes Chapel are full.
  • Significant stretches of the pavement along Main Road in the centre of the village are only one person wide, and pedestrians have to step out into the road to pass each other or pass obstacles such as wheelie bins.
  • The bus service is very limited and unusable for daily commuting. (There are no buses before 9:30 or after 14:30 and none on Sundays & Bank Holidays). Weekday parking is full at the train station and there is already significant on road parking.
  • There is no significant employment in Goostrey so there would be unsustainable daily commuting by car.
  • Some of the roads out of Goostrey have dangerous narrow stretches; in particular the blind stretch before the hump back bridge at the station, where pedestrians walk along the road to access the far platform, along Church Bank where it is only one vehicle wide and the narrow bridge near Clay Bank on Booth Bed Lane. Going North or West requires joining or crossing the A50. This stretch is a designated Red Route, one of the most dangerous A roads in Cheshire.
  • There will be more than 200 extra cars on our roads which will become less safe, particularly at school times.
  • There will be a permanent loss of economically valuable agricultural land
  • The development is less than 2 miles from Manchester University’s Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope. Radio frequency interference will damage the nationally and internationally important research.
  • The proposal is in Open Countryside, outside the village settlement boundary, contrary to Cheshire East policies in both prior and emerging Local Plans.
  • There will be a detrimental impact on the landscape from Main Road and from the existing footpath that runs alongside the site towards Swanwick Hall.

Anything else you feel strongly about!

If you would like to know anything else, or would like help submitting your comments, or have any information which may help please do contact us!

Shear Brook residents’ group:

Ken Morris, 01477 534622 e-mail:

Trevor Shepherd, 01477 535887 e-mail:

Stuart Thorley, 01477 532445

David Johnson, 01477 549718 e-mail:

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