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CEC planning backlog means months of delays on applications

CEC planning backlog means months of delays on applications

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The planning backlog at Cheshire East Council is double what it usually is and most applications are taking four to six months to determine, according to a council report.

The last two planning meetings – northern planning scheduled for June 8 and strategic planning which should have been held on June 15 – were both cancelled with no official reason given.

June 27, 2022
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Plans for 84 more homes in Shavington approved amid objections

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for 84 homes and a commercial scheme at Shavington have been approved despite concerns about over-development.

Anwyl Homes submitted a full application for the residential scheme on land south of Newcastle Road and Stock Lane and outline plans for up to 700sqm of retail development.

May 5, 2022
Wardle firm given approval for extensions built without permission

Wardle firm given approval for extensions built without permission

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Wardle company which built extensions without planning permission to house extra stock after sales plummeted during Covid, has been given approval for the new buildings.

TI Midwood applied to Cheshire East Council for permission for five extensions to existing buildings “to address urgent business protection measures brought about by Brexit and Covid”.

May 5, 2022
New Wistaston housing development path out of step with users

New Wistaston housing development path out of step with users

By Jonathan White
A new path through the 150-home Bellway ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing estate in Wistaston may have to be ripped up after not complying to planning conditions.

The path should allow safe passage for pedestrians, cyclists and other users through the new estate from Middlewich Road to Golden Jubilee Bridge on Wistaston Green Road.

March 2, 2022
Huge planning backlog at Cheshire East will take “months” to clear

Huge planning backlog at Cheshire East will take “months” to clear

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is considering rejecting planning applications if the correct information isn’t filled in within a certain time to help clear the backlog.

This would mean applicants would then have to submit a new application.

January 23, 2022
FEATURE: Unravelling mysteries of money: How to master important financial concepts

FEATURE: Unravelling mysteries of money: How to master important financial concepts

The world of finance can seem like a complex mystery to many.

Indeed, if you’re not familiar with certain ideas and processes, things like financial planning, saving, then investing can be filled with potential pitfalls.

November 20, 2021
Pressure grows on CEC planning department as staff leave

Pressure grows on CEC planning department as staff leave

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s planning department is under so much pressure because of recruitment problems that some staff are off sick and one new starter left after just six weeks.

A resourcing review is already under way and new executive director of place Jayne Traverse has offered to do a full review of the system.

November 19, 2021
Couple bid to knock down home and rebuild away from floods

Couple bid to knock down home and rebuild away from floods

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A South Cheshire couple have applied to knock down their home and rebuild it higher up the garden because they can’t get help to prevent it from flooding a third time.

But Steve Blackie says Cheshire East Council is dragging its heels over the planning application and he fears his Church Minshull home could flood again.

November 1, 2021
Complaints against CEC planning rise by third amid backlog of cases

Complaints against CEC planning rise by third amid backlog of cases

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Complaints against Cheshire East’s planning department have risen by a third as the council battles a backlog of planning applications and staffing shortage.

October 12, 2021
Planning approved for new Crewe bus station and car park

Planning approved for new Crewe bus station and car park

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Building work will begin in January on Crewe’s new bus station and multi-storey car park and the scheme should be completed by August 2023 now planning permission has been granted.

That was the claim of the agent representing the developer at Wednesday’s meeting of Cheshire East’s strategic planning board.

September 16, 2021
Planned Royal Arcade changes in Crewe out to public consultation

Planned Royal Arcade changes in Crewe out to public consultation

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Residents have until September 10 to register views on changes made to the Royal Arcade development in Crewe.

And among the changes are the addition of two large panels of green wall of the car park facing Delamere Street.

August 26, 2021
CEC submits bid to strengthen land development planning policy

CEC submits bid to strengthen land development planning policy

Cheshire East Council has submitted proposed changes to its development and planning policies to be examined by an independent planning inspector.

The proposed changes follow four rounds of consultation with residents and local councils, in which they received more than 4,000 comments.

May 10, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: Enforcement of planning breaches should not be “optional”

Dear Editor,

I was pleased to read of Cheshire East Council’s success last week, in securing a High Court Order against a significant incursion onto agricultural land in the Green Belt at Mobberley.

February 28, 2021