Appeal against refusal

Appeal against refusal

An appeal has been lodged against the refusal for planning for 3 houses next to Sandyacre, Main Road.  Last day for comments is 16th September.  Planning Ref 12/4318C.

New Consultation on Local Plan ahead

New Consultation on Local Plan ahead

Will Goostrey still be incorrectly categorised as a Local Service Centre? Cheshire East’s Strategic Planning Board are due to review a revised draft of the Local Plan on Sept 26th.  This will then be followed by a six week public consultation.  It must be then signed off by the government’s Planning Inspectorate before the final Local […]

Sainsbury’s application in Holmes Chapel

Sainsbury’s application in Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel shopping The planning application for a Sainsbury’s in Holmes Chapel has now been submitted to Cheshire East Council ~ for a 25,000 sq ft foodstore on the site of the former Fisons Building on London Road.  It will include a petrol station and recycling.  Hopefully it will mean that people stay and do their weekly shop […]

Cheshire East versus Developer re no Local Plan

Cheshire East versus Developer re no Local Plan

Sandbach and Alsager Appeals. The developer argues that the Congleton Borough Local plan is out of date, no weight can be given to the Cheshire East emerging plan because it is incomplete, the SHLAA can be given no weight for a range of detailed reasons and that the proposed development is sustainable. The Inspector indicated […]

Amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) petition

Amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) petition

Petition to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and uphold local democratic decision making We are aware that Cheshire East’s Local Plan is not yet ready but even in areas of the country where a Local Plan is in place it seems that through the NPPF [National Planning Policy Framework] the key word is  […]

Government plans to let farm buildings switch to housing without planning

Government plans to let farm buildings switch to housing without planning

Redundant agricultural buildings could be converted to homes, schools or nurseries without planning permission under government proposals for new permitted development rights published yesterday.   Article by Michael Donnelly in Planning.   The proposed changes to the use class rules follow previous amendments which allowed for agricultural buildings to be changed to commercial use.  The […]

CPRE charter fights to save countryside

CPRE charter fights to save countryside

Call to arms as CPRE unveil charter to stop destruction of the English countryside Bullying tactics by developers – Too often at present, controversy over local planning is typified by large, powerful developers railroading unpopular proposals through the planning process. This can often involve using the threat of their right of appeal against refusal of […]

Chicken farm commenting

Chicken farm commenting

If you are wanting to comment on the proposed development of the former chicken farm, residents of Lea Avenue and Harrison Drive have written a ‘standard’ objection letter for consideration: Standard Objection Letter      

Pickles decision could help developers

Pickles decision could help developers

Pickles approves 270 Cheshire homes Communities secretary Eric Pickles has granted permission for 270 homes on 10 hectares of agricultural land in Cheshire, finding that the local council’s housing land supply policies are out-of-date. In a decision letter issued today, the communities secretary granted permission for developer Gladman Developments’ proposed scheme to build up to […]

Former chicken farm homes proposed

Former chicken farm homes proposed

Homes proposed in Goostrey 13/2631C Following Goostrey Parish Council’s extraordinary meeting today Goostrey PC  voted to object to the proposed Bloor homes development on New Platt lane on the site of the former Chicken farm. As the proposed access is within Cheshire East’s boundary, Cheshire East Council are also considering the Bloor Homes application. The […]