Councillors discussed and agreed to object to the proposed increase of commercial development at Bluebell Green, which proposes to increase the scale of commercial development on the site by 20%, on the grounds that the scale of the development is out of character with the open countryside setting and conflicts with the policies of the Cheshire East Local Plan. The Parish Council are also considering their response to an application to increase the total number of new houses at Bluebell Green from 190 to 244. Bloor Homes have asked the Parish Council for ideas how best to utilise a piece of open public space on the development. Multi sports facilities for older children was proposed as on the current plan, two play areas for smaller children are provided.
Of the three other planning applications considered at the meeting, it was felt that no comment was needed.
Highways safety issues were once again on the Agenda as Brereton Parish Council strive for dialogue with Cheshire East Highways to make the rural roads safer. The use of Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) is again being pursued. A group of residents from all points of the parish have offered to be trained by our local Police Community Support Officer on speed guns.
A resident asked about the possibility of having a street light installed at the top of Brereton Heath Lane where it meets the A54 to give better visibility at night.
For the New Homes Bonus Scheme, Brereton Parish Council is meeting with other local groups to discuss possible projects and submit their bids in good time.
Councillor Andy Lindsay reported on a meeting he had attended with Councillor Morphet with Cheshire East on Site Allocations and Development Policy Document (SADPD) where the advice given was to modify Brereton’s Neighbourhood Development Plan to mirror the Cheshire East Plan. There are £9,000 Government grants to cover the costs of modification and support from Cheshire East. The Parish Council is taking professional advice and will discuss the feasibility at the December meeting.
The next meeting of Brereton Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 17 December 2018 at Brereton Primary School. All are welcome to attend. The agenda, which includes a 15 minute Public Forum, will be displayed on the notice boards and the website at www.breretonparishcouncil.org.uk