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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Hands Off Wistaston update

 

Hi everybody,

Just a quick note to update you all on the latest developments and what’s been going on over the past couple of months:

The Gladman application has been rumbling on with a few delays to the date for Cheshire East to make a decision on the application. The good news is that the application will be decided on 8th January and the agenda for that meeting has now been published which recommends that the Council REFUSE the Gladman application. This is great news and is testament to everyone’s effort in signing petitions, raising objections and making people aware of what is going on, including the Parish Council, local Cheshire East Councillors and the local MP.

We’ve also been made aware in the last couple of days about a proposal for approx. 150 homes off Wistaston Green Road that has been brought about by Harlequin. Those of you who live around Langdale Rd, Bowness Rd etc may have already received a leaflet. This is the same plot of land that was the subject of the further consultation in the summer by Cheshire East (Site H), at which point residents (and Cheshire East) very clearly said that the land was not suitable for development.

The application is still in the very early stages yet so it has not been submitted into Cheshire East. Any objections to the proposal need to be sent to consult@sat-plan.co.uk by 10th January. All you need to state at this stage is that you object/oppose to this development. We’re aware that the window for comments is pathetic given the festive period, so be rest assured that will be raised further down the line.

The short consultation on the Pre-Submission Local Plan has now finished and the Council are considering all the feedback and preparing the final local plan for submission early next year. Thanks to everyone who responded in support of the proposed new Green Belt area in Wistaston. The quicker the local plan is put into place the sooner we are all protected from speculative developers trying to make a quick buck by building on Green Gap and Green Belt land.

Will update everybody after the 8th Jan when we’ll have an idea of what is happening next with Gladman and the Harlequin proposal too.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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