Chicken farm access – approval recommended

Chicken farm access – approval recommended

Southern Planning Committee: Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 1.00 pm Crewe 14/2840C: Planner recommends approval of the access “The applicant has addressed the Strategic Highways Manager’s concerns regarding buildability of the access road through the chicane. The  proposal therefore adheres to Policy GR9 of the adopted Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review.  On the basis of […]

Distribution of development graphic

Distribution of development graphic

[amended] Included in the CE response to the Inspector is a graphic that highlights the distribution of Strategic sites around CE; although this shows no development in Goostrey and Holmes Chapel additional housing could still be included at a later stage for LSCs.

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

CE responds to Inspector’s queries

Cheshire East have responded to the Planning Inspector and have defended their calculation of housing need which they state has been verified by an independent expert. CE confirm the 5 year supply has been calculated on the ‘Liverpool method’, and the SHLAA is currently being updated to a revised 2014 edition which will inform an […]

Boles letter re Shavington appeal

Boles letter re Shavington appeal

The findings of the appeal for 880 houses at Shavington’s Gresty Lane, which starts today, could be critical.  Before leaving the planning post, Nick Boles wrote to the Inspector concerned to give “especial attention to the evidence put forward by all parties on the five year housing land supply position across Cheshire East”.

Still waiting for 5yr housing proof

Still waiting for 5yr housing proof

Cheshire East may have lost the recent Alsager housing appeal, but make a similar comment re the 5 year Housing supply to the Elworth Appeal, in that the appeal was at the early stages of the 5 year Housing supply assessment. Although at the time of the appeal earlier in the year CE believed they did have a […]

Local Plan Inspector raises queries

Local Plan Inspector raises queries

Cheshire East has been asked by the Planning Inspector to respond (by 18th July) to queries raised after the initial inspection of the Local Plan. see Inspector’s letter:  201407 PS A006 Request for further information from the Inspector Inspector ‘concerned’ by Cheshire East strategy  A government planning inspector said he is “concerned about the adequacy and […]

EA refuse Cres Biogas AD permit

EA refuse Cres Biogas AD permit

The EA have refused Cres Biogas Ltd’s application for an environmental Permit at the ex-MoD site in Twemlow, near Holmes Chapel. “The environmental impact of the proposed development in this location cannot be satisfactorily mitigated in this location due to its impact on sensitive receptors.” EA 8th July 2014  

No Local Plan rejected

No Local Plan rejected

Planning Minister Nick Boles pointed out last month that “The Secretary of State has not rejected any Local Plan.” In response to an MP’s question he explained;  “The Coalition Government has put Local Plans and local councils at the heart of planning.  We have abolished the unpopular and ineffective top-down targets in Regional Strategies, shifting power […]

Jones on Radio Stoke

Jones on Radio Stoke

Cheshire East Council leader Michael Jones was in the hotseat on BBCRadio Stoke this morning: you can listen to it here – he says the Local Plan should be ratified by the end of the year.

ex chicken farm Access new application

ex chicken farm Access new application

New Platt Lane access to ex-chicken farm proposed development: A new planning application 14/2840C has been submitted for the access road off New Platt Lane.  Closing date for comments is the 17th July, with a view to committee on 30th July 2014.