A petition has been launched to back an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given. Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.
A petition has been launched to back an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given.
Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.
The details, as set out on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s website, as to why the enforcement notice, which was issued by the council on June 9 this year, has been given is: “Anon report of re-roofing, also later noticed windows have been replaced and some demolition.”
The enforcement notice, which is regarding the types of tiles Mr Wood is using to re-roof the property, has now gone to appeal with the Planning Inspectorate.
Last month, we reported that both Cheadle Town Council and MP Bill Cash are already backing Hales Hall’s appeal against the planning enforcement notice.
Now a petition has been started to gain even more support for the appeal.
Entitled ‘Coach House Bar at Hales Hall roof refurbishment’, the petition, which has been set up by Natalie Wood, is available online to sign on the Change.org website.
In her description for the petition, Natalie said: “To everyone who is asking when the popular Coach House Bar at Hales Hall is re-opening, we are sorry to say that we are prevented from opening because we have been stopped by SMDC while they consider whether to give us permission to replace the 300 year old hand made Staffordshire Blue tiles with new factory made Staffordshire Blue tiles.
“The old tiles that we wish to replace are not fit for purpose having cracks and retaining nibs missing they are a danger to anyone beneath them because they cannot be secured safely.
“We have been ordered to stop work on the roof since June while we appeal their decision and in the meantime the roof remains partly unprotected from the weather.
“If SMDC and other conservationists really do care about protecting and saving this building as I do, they should use a little common sense and allow the work already started to continue.
“We want to continue attracting people to the area and provide further employment opportunities and attractions for local people.”
The Totally Locally Cheadle Facebook page is backing the petition. A spokesman said: “Jeff has made a massive improvement to Hales Hall, transforming it into a desirable family camping destination as well as hosting many music and dining experiences open to the general public.
“A beautiful wedding venue and hireable function rooms in the most amazing surroundings.
“Give the guy a break so he can make the coach house water tight.”
As of yesterday (Tuesday, October 12), there was 640 signatures on the online petition.
To sign the petition, go online to: https://www.change.org/p/smdc-coach-house-bar-at-hales-hall-roof-refurbishment
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