Category Archives: Campaign

Keep Congleton’s heart green

Spread the word - raise awareness and help raise funds. A green patch of Congleton town centre is up for sale and under threat. Why is this important? Congleton is unusual for the green fingers of land that reach the centre of town. Tucked away behind the main shopping street, Moody St and Waggs St, there is a strip of land alongside The Howty brook that leads to Priesty Fields, Lambert's Lane Read more [...]

Somerford planning decision – 5th Feb 2014 meeting

Just received this from Protect Congleton: Somerford Parish Residents Action Group (SPRAG) would very much appreciate people attending the Strategic Planning Board meeting, commencing 10:30am this Wednesday (5th Feb 2014) at the Council Chamber, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ, to show support for their request to the Board to REJECT the following application. The “Somerford Read more [...]

Tues 26th Feb – one date; two events

Tues 26th Feb is important for Congleton. Why? 1. It's the deadline for comments on the local plan - read Protect Congleton's instructions on how to comment. It is vital that as many people as possible comment - you may think you alone cannot make a difference, but Cheshire East is obliged to take our views into account. You can email them or use their online portal, or presumably hand in Read more [...]

Meadow Ave planning application refused

It was mainly this application by Adams (Manchester) for 14 houses (plus a sewerage system suited to 100s), threatening the much loved Priesty Fields area, that rallied residents of Congleton to protest, and to form a new group:  Protect Congleton - Civic Society. The group began life in 2012 after a public meeting to voice objections against this and other piecemeal applications for new housing Read more [...]