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We all know that Greater Manchester is growing. We want more jobs, better shops and facilities and all the rest that comes with a thriving area. But we know that to achieve that we need more offices, more homes and better infrastructure (roads, trains, trams, schools, medical centres and so on). So we need to […]

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Thousands of new houses are coming to Cheshire East … the question is how we deal with the traffic. Cheshire East Council are working on their “local plan” that sets out how many houses they’ll allocate to different parts of the county. The Government has set requirements which mean Cheshire East have no choice but […]

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Hydes set to appeal High Grove Pub ACV decision

by Iain Roberts on 22 October, 2015

We recently reported that the Lib Dem councillors had voted to make the High Grove pub on Silverdale Road, Gatley an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The vote gave the local community a window to raise the money for a bid to take over the pub. However, we also warned that Hydes had a right […]

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Lib Dems press on with Tatton CPO

by Iain Roberts on 7 October, 2015

The Lib Dems have approved a Compulsory Purchase Order for the former Tatton cinema site in Gatley. The Lib Dem team have welcomed the planning application to develop the former Tatton cinema site in Gatley, but we aren’t taking anything for granted. Months ago we got the council to start work on a Compulsory Purchase […]

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Lib Dems support community bid to save High Grove pub

by Iain Roberts on 30 September, 2015

Last night, with Lib Dem support, Cheadle Area Committee voted to make the High Grove Pub on Silverdale Road an Asset of Community Value (ACV). ACVs didn’t exist until the Lib Dems introduced them as part of the Localism Act in 2011, so they’re quite new. We think it’s absolutely right that – with Hydes […]

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Housebuilding well underway at Cheadle Mill

by Iain Roberts on 23 September, 2015

Work is well underway to complete the new houses being build at Cheadle Mill – the site at the end of Mill Lane, past the Alex. Readers with long memories might recall that planning application was granted for 42 houses back in 2005. Building was slow (not helped by the 2008 crash) and the first […]

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Barnes Hospital secured

by Iain Roberts on 21 September, 2015

The Lib Dem team have long worked to secure Barnes Hospital for Cheadle as the building declined year after year. We are very pleased that work is well underway on the hospital building, which is being converted into apartments. Houses will be built around it on the site and the package altogether stacks up financially, […]

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Seashell Trust plans expansion – and housing

by Iain Roberts on 31 July, 2015

Mark Geraghty, the Chief Executive of the Seashell Trust, came to speak to councillors in a public meeting at the Town Hall. He was setting out his plans – still at an early stage – for the charity. Founded in 1823, the Trust is one of the leading bodies caring for profoundly disabled (mostly deaf-blind) […]

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The latest estimates are that plans by Conservative Cheshire East Council to build over 2,000 homes on green fields near Handforth Dean would see traffic on the already-congested A34 increase by a massive 25%, leading to far longer queues and far more pressure on the Kingsway/Gatley Road junction – already one of the busiest in […]

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Cheadle Area Committee is next Tuesday, 14th July. It’s at the Ladybridge Park Residents Club, Edenbridge Road, Cheadle Hulme. As always it starts at 6pm and it’s an open meeting – everyone is welcome. On this month’s agenda: Planning application 56819 – new house proposed for 9 Rodmill Drive, Gatley. Planning officers recommend refusal. Planning […]

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