Post Tagged with: "planning"

House of Commons Leader blasts Cheshire East over housing estate

House of Commons Leader blasts Cheshire East over housing estate

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council and developer Countryside need to “step up and deliver on their moral obligations” to people living on a Crewe housing estate with no planning permission, the House of Commons leader has said.

Penny Mordaunt MP also wondered “how in God’s name it could have happened” as she was responding to a question from Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan (Con) about the plight of residents living at Coppenhall Place.

May 30, 2023
Former Barclays Bank in Nantwich set to open as new bar and restaurant

Former Barclays Bank in Nantwich set to open as new bar and restaurant

The former Barclays Bank building in Nantwich town centre looks set to re-open as a new bar and restaurant.

Loungers UK (Ltd) has applied to Cheshire East Council to convert the interior of the building on Churchyardside.

April 13, 2023
Developer addresses concerns over 188-home Nantwich scheme

Developer addresses concerns over 188-home Nantwich scheme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A developer has relocated a play area and replaced a proposed community orchard with allotments to address concerns raised about a controversial 188-home scheme planned for Nantwich.

Cheshire East’s planning officers had recommended councillors on the strategic planning board approve the reserved matters application from David Wilson Homes and Muller for phase one development on land at Peter Destapleigh Way at Stapeley at its meeting in January.

March 25, 2023
South Cheshire residents in “unsaleble homes” due to contaminated land, council told

South Cheshire residents in “unsaleble homes” due to contaminated land, council told

By Belinda Ryan, local democracry reporter
Residents on a South Cheshire housing estate are living in unsaleable homes with no planning permission on potentially contaminated land because a developer “appears to have put profit first”, councillors claimed.

Countryside Partnerships was given permission to build the 263-home Coppenhall Place development on the former Bombardier site in 2018 – but because it failed to deal with a condition relating to contaminated land the estate has no planning permission.

March 25, 2023
Plans submitted to demolish former Nantwich restaurant on Welsh Row

Plans submitted to demolish former Nantwich restaurant on Welsh Row

The owners of a former restaurant in Nantwich have applied to Cheshire East Council to knock the building down.

Applicants the Schofield Brothers want to demolish what was the “Icon Thai” restaurant on Welsh Row, on the corner of Wych House Bank.

January 11, 2023
FEATURE: Your “Moving House” checklist

FEATURE: Your “Moving House” checklist

Moving house can be a stressful and overwhelming experience.

It requires careful planning, organisation, and lots of hard work.

January 10, 2023
Wybunbury timber chalet survives demolition council ruling

Wybunbury timber chalet survives demolition council ruling

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A timber chalet in Wybunbury due to be demolished because it was built without planning permission can remain and be used for offices, the council has said.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee heard the building at Little Island Livery was originally built as accommodation for a groom.

December 2, 2022
CEC draws up 78-point “action plan” to improve planning service

CEC draws up 78-point “action plan” to improve planning service

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has drawn up a 78-point action plan to modernise its planning service following a backlog in applications and increase in complaints.

A resident survey revealed only 20% of customers are happy with the service.

November 2, 2022
READER’S LETTER: CEC leader’s rhetoric must match the records

READER’S LETTER: CEC leader’s rhetoric must match the records

Dear Editor
I read Cllr Sam Corcoran’s recent letter to the borough’s wider press, with some incredulity, particularly with regard to planning matters.

He expounds that the “flood of speculative housing applications in Cheshire East when the Conservatives were in charge has now dried up”, releasing his letter in conjunction with the CE media release this week, confirming that the Inspector has approved Part 2 of the Local Plan (SADPD as it’s also referred to).

October 27, 2022
Inspector backs Cheshire East Council’s revised planning policy

Inspector backs Cheshire East Council’s revised planning policy

Cheshire East Council’s revised planning policy for the borough has been declared “sound” by an independent planning inspector.

The draft plan, known as the site allocation and development policy document (SADPD), outlines changes following various consultations with residents and local councils.

October 25, 2022
More than 20 Cheshire East Council meetings cancelled in nine months

More than 20 Cheshire East Council meetings cancelled in nine months

Cheshire East members have expressed concern about the number of council meetings being cancelled and asked whether this is because of staff vacancies, writes Belinda Ryan.

More than 20 committee meetings have been cancelled since January 2022, according to the council’s own online calendar.

October 3, 2022
Former Hunters Lodge Hotel to be demolished for care home and housing

Former Hunters Lodge Hotel to be demolished for care home and housing

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The former Hunters Lodge Hotel in Crewe which has held many local weddings and other functions for decades, is to be bulldozed and replaced with a care home and 55 dwellings.

Cheshire East’s southern planning committee gave the go-ahead for the scheme despite hearing there would be some incursion into the Green Gap.

September 30, 2022
CEC “sorry” as A530 Middlewich Road to remain closed until January 2023

CEC “sorry” as A530 Middlewich Road to remain closed until January 2023

The reopening of the A530 Middlewich Road has been delayed until January 2023 due to a planning delay from one of Cheshire East Council’s partners on the project, it has emerged.

United Utilities discovered original pipework installed below ground in the affected area was not as recorded.

September 15, 2022