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6 The Chronicle, Thursday, 19th April, 2012. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Planning Notices We have received the following applications. Applications Affecting the Setting of Conservation Area Application No: 12/1046C Applicant: Peter Wilkinson, The Royal Bank of Scotland
56, HIGH STREET, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE, CW12 1BB
Two Internally illuminated fascia signs, one externally illuminated projecting sign and one replacement ATM header panel
Application No: 12/1083C Applicant: Peter Wilkinson, The Royal Bank of Scotland
2, BRADWALL ROAD, SANDBACH, CW11 1WB
3 Non-Illuminated Fascia Signs, 2 Internally Illuminated Fascia Signs, 1 Non-Illuminated Projecting Sign, 1 Replacement ATM Header Panel and 2 Wall Plaques
Application No: 12/1190C Applicant: Mr M Dietz Location: Former Durham Ox, 54, WEST STREET,
CONGLETON, CW12 1JY
Conversion of the Southern Wing of the Former Public House into Three Dwellings, Bin Storage Area and Communal Garden. Re-submission of 11/4566C
Article 8 Planning Applications of Public Interest Application No: 12/1211C Applicant: SCARBOROUGH DEVELOPMENTS Location: BRIDESTONE SHOPPING CENTRE, VICTORIA
STREET, CONGLETON, CW12 1DA
Variation to Conditions 2, 7, 13, 36 and 40 and Removal of Condition 10 Attached to the Redevelopmentof The Bridestones Centre (09/1018C) to Enable the Non- Provision of the Previously Approved Hotel and Associated External Alterations from the Scheme
Application Affecting a Public Right of Way Application No: 12/0151C Applicant: Leisure Sales Location: Leisure Sales, HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD,
BRERETON, CW11 1SD
Touring Caravan Site with 42 Pitches, Wardens Pitch and Single Storey Building Comprising Reception, Office, Toilets, Laundry and Washing-Up Area
Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or at any office of the Council that has internet viewing facilities for the public. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any application can send them in writing or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 10 May 2012, quoting the application number. Caroline Simpson, Head of Development, Cheshire East Borough Council, Town Hall Macclesfield SK10 1DP.
Reeds Rains are now in receipt o an offer for the sum of £131,250 or 116 West Road, Congleton CW12 4EU. Anyone wishing to place an offer on this propert should contact Reeds Rains, 14 High Street, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1BD before exchange of contracts.
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Neighbours unhappy about 15 homes plan
Officers have approved the demolition of a storage business in Smallwood to make way for 15 houses — but only if the developer complies to certain conditions.
A similar proposal by Smallwood Storage at Moss End Farm was approved last year and neighbours said that those old plans encroached on their land.
According to Alan and Melissa Hubbard of nearby Little Moss End Farm, the border dispute had still not been resolved with the new application.
A decision notice sent out by Cheshire East Council last week said: “Prior to the commencement of development a revised scheme of landscaping/ boundary treatment to the north west and south western boundaries to include post and rail fence and native hedges shall be submitted to and agreed in writing by the local planning authority.
Of the application Mr Hubbard said: “Concerns were expressed on a number of issues, but particularly with respect to the proximity of one of the proposed houses to both our house and the associated barn conversion which is also owned by us.
“We also raised the issue that the development encroaches onto our land to the rear of the barn conversion.
“Not withstanding our concerns, which were never addressed, the application was approved.”
He added: “I note that the current application remains for 15 houses but shows a different arrangement of larger houses. “Plot 15 in particular is now a large two storey detached house, sited within two metres of the barn conversion.”
The council decision states: “The consent is granted subject to conditions and it is the owners and the persons responsible for the implementation of the development who will be fully responsible for their compliance throughout the development and beyond.
“Failure to comply with any condition may render the owners and persons responsible for the development liable to enforcement action.”
A further condition states that the applicant must also submit details of a scheme of electromagnetic interference shielding materials to prevent the homes from interfering with the research into research undertaken at Jodrell Bank Observatory.
Woman banned for drink driving
A young Mow Cop woman has been banned from the road for 17 months for drink driving.
Flora Mary Bloor, of 3, West Street, was also fined £110 after admitting that she drove a Fiat Punto on Dales Green Road and Mow Cop Road, after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath was 68mcgms of alcohol in 100mls, the legal limit being 35mcgms.
Bloor, (21), was ordered to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a victim surcharge of £15.
The disqualification will be reduced by 17 weeks if by 27th February 2013 the defendant satisfactorily completes an approved course costing not more than £250.
Imposing sentence. North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court on 5th April took into account her guilty plea.
Latest plans received by Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications (final date for comments in brackets, where applicable):
Alsager: 5, Heath End Road, two-storey rear extension, for Gareth Morgan (1st May); 38, Ivy Lane, erection of conservatory to the rear of the property, for Mr D Acton (3rd May).
Congleton: 3, Telford Close, ground floor and first floor side extension, for Mr and Mrs G Pointon (1st May); 14, Leek Road, non-material minor amendment to application 11/3888c to make an alteration to form a porch to main entrance on road elevation, for Harry Rutter (24th April); former Durham Ox, 54, West Street, conversion of the southern wing of the former public house into three dwellings, bin storage area and communal garden, re-submission of 11/4566c, for Mr M Dietz (10th May); Bridestones Shopping Centre, Victoria Street, variation to conditions two, seven, 13, 36 and 40 and removal of condition 10 attached to the redevelopment of the Bridestones Centre (09/1018c) to enable the non-provision of the previously approved hotel and associated external alterations from the scheme, for Scarborough Developments (10th May).
Holmes Chapel: Astle Barn, Astle Hall, Holmes Chapel Road, Chelford, new three-car garage, for Scott Burgess (9th May); rear of 56-60, Portree Drive, oak tree reduce the lowest branch 15-20cm diameter back to main trunk. G1, group of alder trees, crown reduce lower lateral branches back to main stems lifting the branches to no higher than 5m, for Cheshire East Council (Streetscape); public open space Portree Drive Holmes Chapel, reduce group of hawthorn and elder trees to 4m, fell elder tree and reduce sycamore tree to 3m, for Cheshire East (Streetscape).
Middlewich: 42-44, Lewin Street, application for prior notification of proposed demolition, for Miss F Niddrie (3rd May).
Rural: Lambourne House, Druitt Court, Haslington, singlestorey extension to front, for Jason Lewis (1st May); land adjacent Willow Cottage, Newcastle Road, Brereton, retrospective planning application for hardstanding on agricultural land adjacent to Willow Cottage, for P Hitchen (30th April); plot 1, land adjacent to 11, Mount Pleasant Road, Scholar Green, detached dwelling. re-submission of 11/4052c, for Mr WG Jennings (9th May).
Sandbach: 57, Vicarage Lane, Elworth, two-storey threebedroomed detached dwelling, for Paul Tye (1st May); 7, Withington Close, extension to time limit for implementation of planning application 09/0905c, extension to provide enlarged kitchen, lounge, bedrooms one, two, three, and four, new dining room and porch, for Peter O’Donnell (4th May); Barclays Bank, Bold Street, one x Dslam cabinet, for BT Openreach (2nd May).
Decisions Cheshire East Council has decided the following planning applications:
Approved Sandbach: Watch Lane Cottage, Watch Lane, Moston, nonmaterial amendment following a grant of planning permission, for Dr Colin and Mrs Susan Howes. Approved with conditions
Alsager: 2, Chancery Lane, replacement garden wall and additional gates to front, for Gary Smith; 31, Spencer Close, rear conservatory, for Mr C Hearnshaw.
Congleton: St Mary’s RC Primary School, Belgrave Avenue, single-storey extension and internal alterations to provide a new classroom, new staff room and additional staff and teaching accommodation, for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School; 8, Mallory Court, single-storey side extension, front elevation porch extension and replacement dormer extension, for Paul Drage; 16, Birch Road, single-storey side extension, bay window to front, rear conservatory, detached garage, for M Norbury.
Middlewich: land off The Green, residential development comprising 64 dwellings (including 30% affordable housing) and associated highways, landscaping and public open space, for Muller Property Group and Persimmon Homes; Persimmon Homes; open space to rear of Long Lane, Rutland Drive and Manor Field, change of use from open space/play area to allotment purposes for the use of local residents, for Middlewich Town Council; 31, Broxton Avenue, white PVC conservatory to rear of property, for Mr Goss.
Rural: Hall Farm, Giantswood Lane, Somerford Booths, new horse arena, for Sharon Bardsley; Heath House, Congleton Road, Swettenham, demolition of existing two-storey house and single-storey swimming pool building and construction of new replacement five-bedroomed house and swimming pool, with retention and enhancement of existing two-storey garage annexe, for Atoll Ltd; land at Upper Medhurst Green Farm, Sandbach Road, extension to time on approval 08/1838/ful new agricultural building for free range egg production, for S J Pace and Co; Smallwood Storage, Moss End Farm, Moss End Lane, Smallwood, reserved matters application for 11/0627c — demolition of existing buildings and erection of 15 dwellings and associated infrastructure works, for Rowland Homes; Malkins Bank Golf Club, Betchton Road, Malkins Bank, extend the existing club room and provide a link between the club room and club house, for RM Estates; Allum Brook Farm, London Road, Brereton, erection of conservatory at the rear, for Mr A Meredith; land adjacent Kent Green House Farm, Station Road, Scholar Green, formation of a duck pond (retrospective application), for Helen Farrar; Peel Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, conversion of barn/ shippon into annexe/ancillary living accommodation, for Mrs J Plant; 40, Station Road, Scholar Green, two-storey side extension to form kitchen and bedroom over, for Mr and Mrs Gater; Higher Smallwood Farm, Chance Hall Lane, Moreton, variation of conditions five, six and eight, for Phillip Booth; Old Vicarage Hotel, Knutsford Road, Cranage, alterations to the front elevation fenestration, internal alterations including alterations to the staircase, demolition of conservatory extension and replacement with orangery, for Mr C Cookson, and also listed building consent for alterations to the front elevation fenestration, internal alterations including alterations to the staircase, demolition of conservatory extension and replacement with orangery, for Mr C Cookson; 5, Woodlands Drive, Goostrey, conversion of existing car port to a garage. construction of a singlestorey extension (utility room), for Mr J Thorp; Gawsworth Fisheries, off Church Lane, Gawsworth, creation of a new fishing pool, car park area and private access track at Gawsworth Fisheries, fo Mr Birch; Old Smithy Garage, Smithy Lane, Bosley, conversion of an existing commercial ca sales showroom and associated outdoor retail area into a threebedroomed dwelling and erection of a freestanding single garage on land opposite (amendment to approved scheme 09/3049m), fo Harvey Wilmot.
Sandbach: Church House Farm, Warmingham Road, Warmingham, triple garage, fo J Richardson and Son; Elm Tree Farm, London Road, alterations and extension with underground swimming pool, for Sarah Richardson.
TPO consent Alsager: 36, Fields Road, pruning of lime tree, removal o lower branches to a height o 4m from the ground, for David Edwards; 6, Dunnockswood, works to four oak trees, for Mrs Rigby; highway off Church Road, near junction with The Gables, crown raise holly tree to fou metres and reduce lateral growth on the sides and house side by between 2-3 metres, for Mr D Brumpton.
Determinations Holmes Chapel: Holmes Chapel Railway Station, Station Road, demolish disused single storey former goods warehouse, for Network Rail Infrastructure (determination: approval not required).
Positive certificate Rural: 31, Armistead Way, Cranage, lawful development certificate for proposed singlestorey rear extension, for Steven Waltho.
Refused Alsager: 55, Pikemere Road, alteration and conversion o bungalow attic and garage outbuildings with new pitched roof to form additional living accommodation, felling of two conifer trees next to garage, fo Jane Chatterton.
Congleton: The Bungalow, Lower Park Street, conversion of single-storey office to threebedroomed house, for Mr David Knight.
Rural: 12, Harrington Drive, Gawsworth, ground and first floo extensions and pitched roof to replace flat roof to front, for Mrs B Mouchet.
Sandbach: 25, Thornbroo Way, single-storey side and rea facing extension, for Mrs J Adamson.
Withdrawn Sandbach: Church House Farm, Warmingham Road, Warmingham, triple garage (listed building application), for J Richardson and Son; 9, Old Middlewich Road, restoration and conversion of existing bric buildings into six residential flats and the construction of two new build houses, for Wrights Printers.
A Macclesfield resident finally won the £7,600 rollover second prize last Friday in the East Cheshire Hospice lottery draw. It had been a rollover for months.
The winner of the usual top £1,000 prize also came from Macclesfield and the £100 third prize winner came from Congleton.
The lottery offers £3,000 in prize money every week and all proceeds go to the hospice. To be in the draw, call 01625 433477. Search for ET gets the vote over homes plan
Three-day CAD course at Leek
Leek College is holding a three-day AutoCAD course later this month designed for new users looking to gain professional skills in computer-aided design.
The Chronicle, Thursday, 19th April, 2012. www.chronicleseries.co.uk 7
Millie’s a bunny winner
By Chris Young A housing development in a rural hamlet has been thrown out after councillors decided the properties would interfere with an international space project.
Cheshire East Council had previously approved the plans for 13 houses in Twemlow, first submitted in 2010, but the Government overturned that decision in January.
And in the latest twist, a council planning committee on Wednesday altered its stance on the proposals, deciding their colleagues should never have approved it in the first lace. Dozens of Twemlow residents had objected to the lans, put forward by McInerney Homes on behalf of Dane Housing, but the most high profile objector was The University of Manchester, which owns Jodrell Bank Observatory.
It argued that the proximity of the houses to the Jodrell Bank telescope could interfere with the signals it receives from space.
And the concern is even more pertinent now than when the application was submitted, as the observatory has been chosen as the command centre for the “square kilometre array”
It will involve a huge array of telescopes to be built in either South Africa or Australia to search the universe for signs of extraterrestrial life.
Jodrell Bank will be the control centre for the project, which involves reading very faint signals.
The university’s objection said: “The application would harm the efficient use of the telescopes. The potential electrical interference generated from the proposal is of considerable concern. An interfering signal from this location would be four times greater than if it came from a unit in Holmes Chapel.”
Plus Dane had argued that the estate of 13 houses, on land north of Twemlow Lane, was needed to prevent Twemlow residents being priced out of the area.
Cheshire East Council’s Southern Planning Committee approved the application last year, but residents took this decision to a judicial review, which quashed the committee’s decision.
As a result the council’s decision the Strategic Planning Board had to debate the application again, on Wednesday in Crewe municipal buildings.
Marianne Tomkinson spoke on behalf of the 49 objectors to the plans, saying the need for affordable housing in Twemlow had been over stated. She said: “There is a need for maybe five to seven homes, but not the 13 claimed today.”
When asked what she would like to see happen to the land, she replied: “You could graze sheep or horses on there. I would buy it if I could, have a bit of a green area for the parish to enjoy.”
Alan Miller spoke on behalf of Plus Dane, pointing out that the development had been in the planning stages since 2008.
He added: “Cheshire East has identified a shortfall of affordable housing. These 13 houses reflect the critical housing need in the area. This is a much needed rural scheme.”
The debate soon came round to the Jodrell Bank issue, and
Coun Harold Davenport said the plans would be more suitable if the houses were bungalows.
Mr Miller replied: “We have spent many years developing this scheme, and at no point has anyone said two storey houses were not acceptable. If there is a new council policy to promote bungalows over houses then please tell us, but at this stage, when a committee has already given us consent, it is too late.”
He said if houses were not needed in Twemlow, the company would not have invested over £1m in the site.
Coun George Walton said: “The issue for me is Jodrell Bank. It has always been an issue.” He recommended the plans for removal.
Coun Roger West added: “On one side of the see saw is affordable housing. Then we come to Jodrell Bank. It is not just a telescope around the corner — it is a centre of scientific excellence.
“It is now heading up an international project. It is the jewel in the crown of Cheshire East. There is a question if we really need these affordable housing.”
Six councillors voted to refuse the application, two wanted it approved and one abstained.
After the meeting, Mrs Tomkinson told the “Chronicle:” “We are absolutely delighted. There were 49 objectors to this — bear in mind there are only 70 houses in this hamlet.”
She was happy that councillors pointed out the houses would not be “sustainable” as they were not near a train station or public transport routes.
Mrs Tomkinson added that there were dozens of affordable houses planned for neighbouring Holmes Chapel.
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Lion Kay presents Mrs Heeks with her prize bunny. The winner of the Congleton Lions’ Easter bunny treasure hunt was Millie Heeks of West Heath, Congleton. She was presented with the prize bunny and chocolates by Lion Martin
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Have you seen this rare bike?
Officers are appealing for help to trace a distinctive mountain bike stolen from Burntwood, Staffordshire.
The Kona Kikapu Deluxe orange and white cycle was taken from outside a shopping centre and is worth around £1,500. It is described as unique, as it’s an import from America and there are only believed to be three or four of them in the UK.
Anyone with information should ring Staffordshire Police on 101,
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Gymophobics now open in Congleton
Leek College taster day
Students in years 10 and 11 have been invited to attend a taster day at Leek College to get an idea of what college life is really like and how it differs from school.
The open day, which takes lace at the college campus Union Street (near to Leek Library)
etween 10am and 1pm next Saturday (28th April) will allow young people to get hands on in different course areas, take a full tour around campus and meet tutors and student ambassadors.
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lus students will be able to investigate what careers they are suited to and the routes they could take to achieve their goals on our interactive careers guidance system.
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People interested in attending the taster day can find out more and ook a place online at leek.ac.uk or call 01538 398 866 for more information.
An open evening for those aged 19+ is also taking place on Thursday, 17th May between 5.30 and 8pm, when people can talk to course tutors and staff from all areas of the college about options open to them as an adult including part-time courses, access to higher education courses, HNCs, foundation degrees, apprenticeships, work skills and leisure courses.
The evening, which forms part of national adult learners week, aims to help people gain the inside track on the qualifications they need to advance their career or get back into the workplace, and the financial support available.
No hosepipe ban despite drought
Staffordshire is officially in a drought, but residents and businesses are unlikely to be hit with a hosepipe ban.
The Environment Agency declared a drought in the county on Monday.
A lack of rain over the last two years has led to low ground and river levels across the area, it said.
But Severn Trent Water announced it does not anticipate any impact on the public water supply, such as hosepipe bans but it is continually monitoring the situation.
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