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Latest plans received by Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications.
Alsager: Lagan (Alsager), land at and west of Linley Lane, application for planning permission for a three-arm roundabout and access road; Miss H Sinker, 2, Grig Place, replacement bay window to front elevation (retrospective); Paul Marsh, 4, Oak Avenue, nonmaterial amendment to 11/2194c for the conversion of the attic to bedrooms and wc.
Congleton: DV8, 6, Little Street, removal of external timber stairs and replace with metal spiral staircase, demolition of existing outbuilding and erection of replacement outbuilding, demolition of boundary wall and change of use of cafe curtilage to pub courtyard, plus listed building consent for removal of external timber stairs and replace with metal spiral staircase, demolition of existing outbuilding and erection of replacement outbuilding, demolition of boundary wall and change of use of cafe curtilage to pub court; Mr N Hamand, 12, Burns Road, two garages rear of 12, Burns Road; Mr P Minshull, 9, Tudor Way, replacement of four existing 6ft fence panels with four new 8ft fence panels; Mrs D Craik, 23, St Peters Road, rear singlestorey extension; WFS telecom, Little Moss Farm, Priory Close, installation of 21m high monopole telecommunication tower incorporating six 3G antennas and associated head frame, one equipment cabinet, one meter cabinet and all ancillary development.
Holmes Chapel: Bob Quirk, Silver Birches, New Platt Lane, Cranage, re-submission of application ref: 10/4949c demolition of existing residential property and construction of three new residential properties.
Rural: Mr J Butler, Woodside, 13, Coppice Road, Winterley, alterations and additions; Mr S Pemberton, Keepers Cottage, Slaughter Hill, Crewe Green, alterations and extensions.
Sandbach: Mr E Imrie, Sandbach School, Crewe Road, non-material minor amendment to approved application 11/3122c relating to reduction in eaves height; Mr P Hunter, 2, Meadowbank Avenue, singlestorey Edwardian conservatory to rear elevation of property; Mrs Taggart, 12, Meadowbank Avenue, retrospective application for a conservatory to rear of property.
Decisions Refused Alsager: Mr/Mrs de Coninck, 161, Sandbach Road North, for 20, Bladon Crescent, 1.5 or twostorey dwelling, access, turning, parking and single garage within curtilage.
Rural: Ian Pickering, 22, The Hamlet, Little Moss Lane, Scholar Green, rebuild existing building — resubmission of application number 09/1790c.
Consent for TPO works Congleton: Mrs M Hayes, 30, Hulton Close, British oak, light prune to maintain clearance of tree to house roof light crown raise (lift) to maintain and prevent obstruction to footpath and road. Light crown clean ie to remove debris and dead branches for safety of pedestrians using Biddulph Road.
Rural: Mr D Cotton, 77, Woodland Road, Rode Heath, fell and replant tree.
Positive certificate Rural: Adrian Lamb, Dunkirk Farm, London Road, Brereton, single-storey side extension.
Withdrawn Rural: The Duchy of Lancaster 1, Lancaster Place, Strand, London, WC2E 7ED, for Churchfields Farm, Smithy Lane West, Barthomley, extant planning permission to extend time limit for implementation of listed building consent p08/0893 for conversion of existing two-storey barn to two dwellings; Mrs M Buddle, Springfield, Main Road, Goostrey, fell sycamore tree and replant with one mature broad leaved tree; Mr and Mrs G Beeston, Mere Farm, School Lane, Marton, single-storey rear extension and front porch canopy.
Sandbach: Rowland Homes, Farrington House, Stanifield Business Park, Leyland, for plots 15, 16 and 17, Elworth Hall Farm, Dean Close, non-material amendment to appeal decision on 10/2006c: substitution of house types on plots 15 and 16; repositioning of plot 17; Mr and Mrs Macaulay, 76, Elworth Road, construction of retirement bungalow.
Approved Rural: Elaine Furnival, Manor View, Twemlow Lane, Cranage, variation of conditions eight and four on application 8/13560a dated 026.1982. Approved with conditions
Alsager: Andrew Saxton, 28, Cavendish Crescent, two-storey extension to rear of dwelling incorporating dormer windows.
Congleton: 30, Lawton Street, externally illuminated fascia sign; Bronwyn Riley, Sedgwick Riley, 235, Park Lane, Macclesfield, for 30-34, Lawton Street, change of use from A1 (shop) to A4 (drinking establishment); Bronwyn Riley, Sedgwick Riley, 235, Park Lane, Macclesfield, for How Planning LLP, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road, erection of single storey class A1 nonfood retail unit; Manchester City Council, Buglawton Hall School, Buxton Road, 30 x 35m all weather pitch; Mr C Nancollas, 5, Woodcock Lane, Mow Cop, for 12, Knebworth Court, first floor rear extension; Mr G Berrisford, 17, Bosley View, for land adjacent to 17, Woolston Avenue, pair of semi detached houses; Mr J Whelan, 17, Minton Close, rear single-storey extension; Mr N Hammond, 41, Park Lane, for Brookside, 208, Padgbury Lane, approval of reserved matters following outline approval, proposed detached dwelling; Mr P Hayes 42, Parson Street, application for variation of conditions two and seven of planning permission 10/1892c; O2 / Vodafone c/o WFS Telecom, 125, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, for Congleton Fire Station, West Road, installation of 17.7m high monopole telecommunications tower incorporating six 3G antennas and associated head frame, one equipment cabinet, 1m cabinet and all ancillary development.
Holmes Chapel: Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Selkirk Drive, extension to time limit on planning permission 08/1514/ful; Mr and Mrs I C Carswell, 9, Capesthorne Close, ground floor extension to rear elevation of dwelling; Mr S Isherwood, Monde Developments, Foden House, 43-47, London Road, Alderley Edge, for former Fisons Site, London Road, outline application including means of access for up to 231 residential units, local needs retail food store (A1), commercial development comprising B1(a) offices, B1(c) light industrial, medical facility (D1), care home (C2) and children’s day care facility (D1), part retention of the former Fisons building (frontage), demolition of rear wings and change of use to public house (A4), restaurant
(A3), care home (C2) and hotel (C1) in addition to provision o public open space, landscaping and other ancillary works.
Middlewich: David Whittaker, 38, Sutton Lane, single-storey extension to rear and side.
Rural: Adrian Meredith, Allum Brook Farm, London Road, Brereton, erection of new milking parlour and dairy; John Basford, Daneside, Macclesfield Road, Twemlow Green, replacement dwelling; Mr and Mrs Jarvis, Dane Bank Bungalow, Knutsford Road, Cranage, front and rea extensions to bungalow; Mr and Mrs M Twigge, 54, Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, single-storey rear extension; M D Clowes, Rode Hall Farm, Church Lane, North Rode, fo Back Lane Farm, Back Lane, Eaton, regularisation of consent no 07/3050p (change of use o land and agricultural buildings to equestrian use including formation of new manege) resubmission of application ref. 10/4009m; Mr D Clowes, Rode Hall Farm, Church Lane, North Rode, for Back Lane Farm, Bac Lane, Eaton, regularisation o consent no 07/3050p (change of use of land and agricultural buildings to equestrian use including formation of new manege) resubmission o application ref. 10/4009m; M D Hart, 5, Burns Close, Rode Heath, two-storey rear extension; Mr K Mason, 1, Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton, first floor extension (dormer) to form new shower room and large landing; Ms Patel, 1, Freshwate Drive, Weston, part retrospective application for alterations to ground levels, landscaping works, swimming pool, decking, front and side boundary walls and garden room; Peter Lee, The Gables, Bexton Lane, Knutsford, for Roadside Farm, Blackden Lane, Goostrey, demolition o existing dwelling and erection o new build two-storey dwelling house; Rowland Homes, Unit 4, South Park Court, Hobson Street, Macclesfield, fo Havannah Mill, Havannah Lane, Eaton, demolition of existing buildings and erection of 40 dwellings including parking, public open space, and landscaping.
MP’s question about metal theft
The Government is setting up a taskforce to tackle metal theft.
David Rutley, MP fo Macclesfield, was told that the Government was to invest £5m to target the thieves and scrap dealers who traded in stolen metal.
Mr Rutley had tabled a Parliamentary question over the plans the Government had made to reduce metal theft from railways and motorways.
Transport minister Norman Baker said he had discussed the problem with ministerial colleagues from the Home Office and other departments: “These discussions have covered the impact of theft on railways, motorways, and othe transport modes, as well as other sectors of the economy,” he said.
Mr Baker added: “We are examining as a matter o urgency not only whether there are additional steps we can take within existing legislation to crack down on theft, but also whether there may be a case fo some proportionate additional regulation of the scrap metal industry, where much of the stolen material currently ends up.” Passengers learn of delays after mile-long trip to railway station
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Carry a Message of Love
By Chris Young A rail users’ group has called for Congleton passengers to be better informed of rail delays to save them making a wasted journey to the station, which is a mile away from the town centre
Chris Dale, chairman TravelWatch Northwest, spoke to the “Chronicle” following the release of the group’s report “Disrupted rail journeys — the impact of engineering works on assengers.” The report, which has een distributed to councils and rail operators for comment, points out that Congleton does not have electronic boards with the latest information, and is only staffed in the morning.
Mr Dale, a Macclesfield resident, said that Congleton assengers would only know of travel changes after a long phill walk.
Mr Dale said: “It is a long way for passengers to go to get to the station, so there should be some kind of notice laced in the town centre, or they should inform people like yourselves (the “Chronicle”).”
“The notice they give is very minimal. I only just found out that there is no train to Manchester on New Year’s Day. Passengers should have plenty of notice of any changes.”
There will be replacement buses, but Mr Dale said: “It increases the time of a journey greatly. There is the question of whether you should be charged for a rail journey when you are on a bus.”
The TravelWatch report follows a similar one released in 2006 which recommended having sufficient staff at stations affected by works, clear direction signs at stations and using local media to inform the public.
The latest report states: “While many of the recommendations in the last report do appear to have
Letter from home alone owner was deeply moving
Urgently in need of loving homes
The local RSPCA is appealing for people to re-home the huge numbers of abandoned cats in their care. In the last few weeks, the situation has reached “crisis oint” as an “alarming number” of people have called the local ranch wanting to get rid of their cats.
The RSPCA Macclesfield South East Cheshire and Buxton ranch believes pets are for life not just for Christmas, yet many eople still continue to view their ets as disposable, impulse buys that can be abandoned at an owner’s convenience rather than a serious lifelong commitment.
Carmen Cole, re-homing coordinator, said: “We are currently inundated with calls from peo-
le wanting to give up their cats. It is worse than we have seen for a long time and we are finding it hard to cope. We urgently need to re-home more cats so we can free up more spaces for other cats waiting to come into our care.”
She added: “We are desperate for loving, committed and responsible people to come forward and offer lifelong homes to our wonderful cats. We have cats of all ages, colours, and personalities, desperately waiting for their forever homes.”
All RSPCA cats have been vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated, spayed (if old enough), wormed and de-flead.
For details on all the cats in their care, visit rspca-macclesfield.org.uk or call 01625 669620.
I received a very touching letter today from a lady living alone concerned at my negative comments about dogs on beds and sofas etc.
“You have a wife,” she wrote. “I have no one but my two dogs and a cuddle with them stops me feeling lonely. They do jump down onto the floor when I tell them but only after a hug.”
I was deeply moved and have no problem with any relationship owners have with their dogs if it works for both parties.
Clearly this lady needs the company her dogs provide but good relationships must satisfy all partners.
I don’t know the age, breed or temperament of her dogs but you can be sure they have “genetic” needs of their own.
They will most certainly require constructive exercise, mental challenge and leadership.
With a little imagination, ways to satisfy them can be found. Maybe there’s a neighbour prepared to walk the dogs or a professional dog walker nearby?
Perhaps a neighbour’s child would do it for pocket money?
I even found an old treadmill for a client unable to give her dog the constructive exercise he needed. It took a couple of sessions for him to get used to it then he was away.
Games around the house and garden are easy to organise and can provide fun for both dogs and owners. Hiding objects to find is a favourite and with a little thought a short agility course can be added.
It’s not fair to assume our dogs are content just fulfilling our needs when with determination and imagination we can satisfy theirs.
One of the best American gundog trainers I ever met was in a wheelchair. He was firm, fair and had a great rapport with his dogs.
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Have a truly wonderful Christmas.
been heeded, there is still much cause for concern.
“Rail replacement bus services during times of disruption are extremely variable.
“Where problems were recorded it is quite apparent that these could have been avoided by prior planning and good management. There is no excuse for bus drivers not knowing routes and locations of stations or for the poor attitude of some staff.”
A report from the Institute for Public Policy Research North published last week highlighted the differences in Government spending on public transport across the country: it was roughly £2,700 per person a year in London and £134 in the North West.
Mr Dale said: “There are a lot of people who work in the north, especially in the manufacturing industry, who rely on public transport and the Government seems to forget that.
“They expect us to pay high ticket prices but we are not getting the same services as people in London.”
Carolyn Watson, spokesman Northern Rail, said: “From time to time engineering work or unscheduled disruption mean that we need to run replacement bus services.
“It’s important that in these situations we provide our customers with a robust service and as much information as possible and we have worked hard to improve this.
“We look forward to reading the TravelWatch case studies and recommendations to see if there are further learnings we can apply.”
On Tuesday it was announced that tickets would rise in price by 5.9% in January to pay for improvements to the rail system.
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