Jones backs Jodrell Bank on Silk fm

Jones backs Jodrell Bank on Silk fm

CEC Leader Cllr Michael Jones was questioned about potential impact of housing on Jodrell Bank Observatory this morning on Macclesfield’s Silk Radio.  He mentions an ‘exclusion zone’; indeed perhaps it should have one, but for now LoveGoostrey would like to point out JBO only has a ‘Consultation Zone’. Silk Radio dj Ditchy : “ The new ‘Cheshire […]

New plans for Swanwick Hall

New plans for Swanwick Hall

Planning ref 14/0786C .  The owners of Swanwick Hall are applying for ‘Conversion of redundant barns to an equestrian use with part re-construction, conversion of redundant barn to ancillary domestic use and provision of an outdoor riding arena’. “The equestrian use of the buildings and ménage will be shared between the private use of the applicant and a […]

Garden waste starts again

Garden waste starts again

Just a reminder that garden waste collections start again next week. The Council stopped the garden waste collections for 4 months to save more than £1m over the next four years. Councillor David Topping, Cabinet member in charge of the environment, at a Cabinet meeting on 4th March,said “It was a strategic decision based on alternative delivery […]

New Sainsbury’s approved

New Sainsbury’s approved

In the same week that Sainsbury’s Local opens in the centre of Holmes Chapel, the application for a large Sainsbury’s on the former Fisons site on London Road was approved on Wednesday at the Southern Planning Committee.  The application was approved unanimously and supported by Holmes Chapel Councillor, Les Gilbert, and the local parish councils. LoveGoostrey […]

Hermitage recommended for refusal

Hermitage recommended for refusal

LoveGoostrey  hears that the Hermitage Lane outline planning proposal for 26 houses will be recommended for refusal at the Northern Planning Committee on Wednesday 19th March at 2.00pm in the Capesthorne Room, Macclesfield Town Hall. Reasons for refusal have been based on the site being in Open Countryside and that Cheshire East can demonstrate a 5 year supply of housing land.

Welcome changes to National Planning Policy Framework

Welcome changes to National Planning Policy Framework

Christopher Hope, Daily Telegraph Senior Political Correspondent, outlines changes to be made to the NPPF ; good news for ‘localism’ and the changes are aimed at ‘amending planning guidance to close many of the loopholes being exploited by rapacious developers’. Changes, to be published today, include allowing councils to block development on greenfield sites if local roads and sewers […]

Emerging plans gain weight

Emerging plans gain weight

Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has written to Cllr Jones, leader of Cheshire East Council, praising the authority and urging developers to work with the Council. Welcoming the fact that the authority had now established a revised housing figure, the emerging Local Plan will protect the countryside and the green […]

Booth Bed Lane closed 10-30th March

Booth Bed Lane closed 10-30th March

Booth Bed Lane will be temporarily closed between Boots Green and Brick Bank Lane on 10th March for re-surfacing, for approx. 20 days: Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Temporary Road Closure in Booth Bed Lane in Allostock Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of […]

New application 7 houses on Crowthorne

New application 7 houses on Crowthorne

A new planning application with Cheshire West 14/00636/FUL for 7 houses on Crowthorne, Harrison Drive.  Existing permission is for four houses.

Princess Royal advocates 6-8 houses in villages

Princess Royal advocates 6-8 houses in villages

Princess Anne, patron of the English Rural Housing Trust, echoes LoveGoostrey’s views and asks: “Is it really necessary to only think in terms of large-scale developments…..where you require infrastructure to be installed?” “Small, well designed developments of six to eight homes built in partnership with the community can often be the catalyst that keeps local services […]