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Latest plans before council

Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications:

Alsager: Geoff Minshull, 168, Crewe Road, proposed drop kerb onto public highway; Mr and Mrs P Boldon, 36, Pikemere Road, two detached houses with garages; Mr Cooper, 106, Dunnocksfold Road,

roposed replacement porch and garage.

Congleton: Mark Nixon, 23, Camborne Close, demolition of existing garage, two-storey side extension, increase driveway width; Mrs C Weatherby, 7, Ascot Close,

roposed single-storey rear and twostorey side extension including internal revisions.

Middlewich: Cebrail Kose, 70, Hereford Ave, Clayton, Newcastlender-Lyme, for 39, Wheelock Street, extended hours of opening times for kebab shop.

Rural: Michael Jefferson, 49, Willford Ave, Sale, M33 3TH for the Salamanca Inn, Newcastle Road, Smallwood, refurbishment and part conversion of the former public house to offi ces and construction of four new residential units in the car


Sandbach: Mrs T Atkinson, 11, Roman Way, formation of pitched roof and alterations to front elevation; Mrs Royston, 7, Southey Close, retain white PVCU conservatory to rear of property.

Decided Cheshire East Council has decided the following planning applications. Approved with conditions

Congleton: Mr and Mrs Wade, 24, Hulton Close, single-storey side extension; Mr R Bate, 7, Thirlmere Court, amendment to planning reference for two-storey side extension and front single-storey extension; Mr S Amery, Amery’s Garage, Canal Road, high level canopy over concrete hardstanding; Peter Nott, 7, Parnell Square, Hillary Avenue,

for land adjacent 87, Woolston Avenue, erection of one pair of semidetached dwellings; Shaun Lomas, 138, Biddulph Road, fi rst fl oor side extension.

Holmes Chapel: Mr and Mrs Cornford, 3, Arran Close, singlestorey extension to rear; Mr D Smith, Canons Field, Church Bank, Goostrey, reduction in level of drive to permit the construction of an underground double garage and access to the house at ground fl oor level with new porch and bin store.

Middlewich: Mr J Mizzi, 15, Rutland Drive, proposed demolition of existing rear conservatory and side store and the construction of side two-storey extension and rear conservatory with adjoining store.

Rural: Amanda Harman, 46, Epirus Road, London, SW6 7UH, for Midgebrook Farm, Trap Road, Somerford Booths, conversion of existing barn to holiday let accommodation; Anthony McCormick, board of governors, Astbury C of E Aided Primary School, School Lane, Astbury, external play area including provision of 6m x 6m x 2.4m high timber pergola with polycarbonate roof and guttering; Brian Tarr Jones and Tarr Builders, Rodger Street, Goldenhill, Stokeon-Trent, ST6 5SL, for 5, Station Road, Scholar Green, erection of a dormer bungalow and single car garage of an amended design to the previously approved dwelling, approved; Gary Raven, 4, Eaton Lane, Goostrey, proposed two-storey side extension, addition of pitched roof over existing single-storey side study and hall, amendments to windows, provision of render fi nish to chimney and fi rst fl oor front and side elevations; Keith Stagg, Tudor Cottage, Newcastle Road South, Brereton, proposed oak framed orangery; Mark Russell, 35, Woodhouse Lane, Gawsworth, change of use from bakehouse to one bedroom apartment; Mr and Mrs Jacobson, 25, Benbrook Way, single-storey rear extension; Mr and Mrs Munsch, Gaskells Farm,

Woodhouse End Road, Gawsworth, single-storey glazed conservatory and link (rear and side); Mr S Kumaraw, 182, Holmes Chapel Road, Somerford, domestic disabled lift and attendant works to outside of building; Mr J Barber, Moat House, Peel Lane, Astbury, demolition of existing conservatory, construction of rear extension and internal alterations; Peter Butler, 33, Spring Bank, Mount Pleasant, new dwelling in garden; Stephen Gater, Heathlands Cottage, Street Lane, Rode Heath, detached garage (retrospective); Steven Greenhill, 1, Roe Street, Congleton, for land west of Tunstall Road, Timbersbrook, replacement of one agricultural building, plus erection of extra agricultural building.

Sandbach: Mr and Mrs Paul Clayon-Barker, 160, Congleton Road, two-storey front extension pitched roof to existing box dormer two new pitched roof dormers and new front porch.

Withdrawn Sandbach: Chris Lowe, 159, Bradwall Road, proposed two pairs of semi-detached dwellings, associated parking and landscaping; Faisial Shaffi que, The Hotspot 11, High Street, application to display externally illuminated fascia sign.

Rural: Mr A Khan, Holly Cottage, Knutsford Road, Cranage, proposed rear extension following demolition of existing conservatory, including internal alterations to provide ground fl oor disabled friendly bedroom.

Refused Alsager: Roger C Locke 47, Gowy Close, proposed conversion of existing house to form one additional dwelling and retrospective planning application for the erection of fence at 2.1m high.

Rural: Dr Simon Gay, Meadow Bank Farm, Mill Lane, Goostrey, construction of a two-storey extension.

The Chronicle, Thursday, 19th November, 2009. 35

Drop in and switch on to digital

The Granada television region began its digital switchover on 4th November and will complete the process on 2nd December when the analogue system goes for good.

If anyone still has questions, Digital UK is holding a series of drop-in events. One is at Congleton Library on Saturday from 10am-2pm and points explained include:

● what the options are for converting to digital television,

● how to retune a television or digital box,

● what switchover means for recording and aerials,

● how to retune a Freeview digital television or digital box,

● the Switchover Help Scheme.

Anyone unable to attend a help event can ring an advice on 08456 505050, visit; telephone the scheme on 0800 40 85 900 or go via

Digital television presented as a wonderful new world.

GOT A STORY?Call the Newsdesk01260 273 737


MP’s backing for building societies

Congleton MP Ann Winterton has expressed her regret at the disappearance of building societies over the past three decades.

The MP signed a parliamentary early day motion lamenting the loss, and calling for the building society system to return through the planned restructuring of banks.

It reads: “Not one of these institutions has survived as an independent British bank.

“We urge the Government, as part of the restructuring of the banking sector, to enable and encourage the remutualisation of a signifi cant part of it, including the conventional banking side of Northern Rock.”

School library’s reopening enjoyed a rhyming theme

Mr Ward cuts the ribbon. (“Chronicle” photo. 4725/09).

Bookworms at Astbury St Mary’s Primary School enjoyed a visit from a poet who was there to officially reopen their library.

Dave Ward of Liverpool, whose works have been published and broadcast on BBC 2, Radio 1 and Radio 2, held poetry and creative writing workshops for the children.

The library’s reopening follows its transformation by a group of year sixes from an outdated and disorganised service into a welcoming haven for book lovers.

They completely reworked the system by re-categorising books and establishing a new borrowing and return regime.

They also moved it around, making the library what has been described as a more inviting and comfortable hub for pupils looking to relax while reading their favourite stories outside class hours.

Those involved developed a new system aimed at encouraging younger children to make the most of the service available to them, which will see older pupils mentoring their

juniors by teaching them how to find the books they want, check them out and return them.

Geraldine Redhead, the school’s literacy co-ordinator, said thanks to the year sixes’ overhaul, it is now “a proper working library”.

Commenting on the reopening with Mr Ward, which saw most of the pupils come up with their own poems, she added: “It was really fun and stimulating for the pupils. They had a wonderful day and it was great to see all their hard work paying off.”

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