Category Archives: Planning

Give the town council your views

Congleton's Neigbourhood Plan - consultation 2 - is now open with a questionnaire plus three x £100 prizes. Deadline is Mon 25th Jan so don't put it off. Well worth doing to get your views across, never mind the money. It's your town so don't moan later if things are done that you don't like! There are comment boxes at the end of each section to explain your answers or add more info. It does Read more [...]

Let MPs know your views re planning (or lack of…)

It's election time, which means politicians might take more than usual notice of the public.   You could do your bit for Congleton by taking up Protect Congleton's suggestion to write to a range of MPs and local councillors, to point out their failings.  Also, when writing to opposition parties, to ask why they support the government.Protect Congleton state these reasons for protesting to politicians:Decision 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 [...]

Cheshire East Asks All to Protest

A letter has been sent from the Leader of Cheshire East Council, Michael Jones, for all Cheshire East residents to act on. (Please see the relevant page of Protect Congleton's website for the link (in the first line) to the letter itself.) As you can see from the letter, Michael Jones wants everyone to protest in order to send a clear message to the government about so many developers' planning Read more [...]

Lambert’s Lane housing plan – public exhibition Tues 9th April

From 3pm to 7.30pm, at Congleton Town Hall, you can view plans by Seddon Homes for 230 houses to be built on the fields between the town centre and Lambert's Lane. Protect Congleton's website gives more details and links. Note that no planning application has been made yet - Seddon Homes state they are seeking local reaction, but perhaps they just want to be forewarned of likely objections once they Read more [...]

Meadow Ave appeal deadline for objections

You have until 20th March to object - but fortunately it's easy to do online.  Protect Congleton's website explains how and gives the links. Our only problem with the online form was deciding what category of commenter we were as we had no idea what Rule 6 meant.  Anyway, we weren't Rule 6 as we didn't want the opportunity to attend any hearings and cross-examine witnesses.  So we picked 'interested 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 [...]