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Saturday 16 August 2014

Call for Moorfields, Willaston planning decision to be taken to judicial review


Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor Brian Silvester is calling for the Moorfields, Willaston planning decision to be taken to judicial review by the Borough Council. Local residents are seething that 146 houses have been given permission in the teeth of the unanimous opposition of local people. They feel badly let down by the broken promises and incompetence of the Cheshire East Council (CEC)

I think there is a clear case for going to judicial review over the Moorfields decision. In an appeal decision only a few days earlier, for land off Sydney Road Crewe, in the green gap, the appeal was rejected because of the negative impact on the green gap between Crewe and Haslington. (see below)

This is what the Inspector said, “I conclude on this issue (Green Gap) that the proposed development does not accord with

the relevant part of the development plan in respect of the protection of a Green Gap.”

In light of the Sydney Road decision the Moorfields decision looks to be perverse and ripe for challenge. I hope the Council proceeds to judicial review as soon as possible.CEC have failed local residents on planning and this is an opportunity to try and put it right. They should grasp that opportunity. I am writing to the Chief Executive of CEC asking him to go ahead with a judicial review forthwith.”

Cllr Brian Silvester BA (Hons)

Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor

Cheshire East Council

11 Rimsdale Close



Tel/fax 01270 567757

   Criticism of theatre for not allocating any Michael McIntyre tickets for general public

Willaston and Rope Ward UKIP Councillor Brian Silvester has criticised the Lyceum Theatre for allocating all the Michael McIntyre tickets to Friends of the Theatre and leaving none for the general public.

He said,” It is a major coup to get a major top comedian like Michael McIntyre to come to Crewe but it has left a nasty taste that the general public have been totally excluded from the show.

A good proportion of the tickets should have been held back for the general public.Cheshire East Council taxpayers pay £250,000 a year (£5000 per week) in subsidies to the Theatre so it is wrong that  most Council taxpaters are being excluded from having a chance to buy a ticket. I am writing to the Council’s Chief Executive to suggest that one of the conditions of the grant being provided to the theatre should be that in future tickets should be made available to all for very popular shows like this.”

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