Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce spoke in parliament at length last night; mentioning neighbourhood planning in Goostrey, Brereton and Sandbach and, following recent inconsistencies in the planning process, she asked for clarification on the weight “to be given to made neighbourhood plans in the absence of a local plan, and also to provide increased weight to a draft […]

Cheshire East at odds with Inspector

Cheshire East at odds with Inspector

Although the Planning Inspector indicated in his decision on April 11th of the Elworth Hall (Sandbach) appeal that Cheshire East did not have a 5 year housing supply, Cheshire East state that events have moved on since the date of the appeal in January.  Presumably that means more developments have received planning since CE announced the 5 yr housing supply […]

Hermitage Lane refused

Hermitage Lane refused

Proposal off Netherlea/Hermitage Lane refused at the Northern Planning Committee yesterday. Notice of decision Although Cheshire East stated that the site was sustainable for rural housing the committee fortunately refused the application for 26 houses off Netherlea on the basis that the development would be in Open Countryside and Cheshire East now has a 5 year housing supply.  […]

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 The developer argues that the Congleton Borough Local plan is out of date, no weight can be given to the Cheshire East emerging plan because it is incomplete, the SHLAA can be given no weight for a range of detailed reasons and that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