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July 14, 2022

McDonald’s puts in plans for town

Fast food giant McDonald’s has submitted proposals to build a new restaurant in a Moorlands town. If given the green light by council planners the new restaurant, which is set to be built on the same site as Sainsbury’s in Leek, will offer up to 120 new jobs in the town.

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July 8, 2022

Plans go in for derelict buildings

A planning application to convert currently derelict buildings in a Moorlands town centre into dwellings has been submitted to the district council. We reported last November (2021) that developer Ryan Davies had then recently moved to the Moorlands and purchased the currently vacant former Silk Shade mill site which is situated in Silk Street – adjacent to Silk Street Car Park in Leek.

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July 8, 2022

Concern over operation of aircraft

A resident in the Staffordshire Moorlands has raised concerns about a recent planning application. The site address for the application is land at Blythe Park, Sandon Road, Cresswell, Staffordshire and the proposal is: “Reserved matters application pursuant to outline planning permission SMD/2018/0789 (as amended) providing details of scale, layout, appearance and landscaping for the erection of a manufacturing building, together with outdoor storage areas, service yards, parking, landscaping, attenuation ponds and associated infrastructure.”

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July 7, 2022

Plans put forward for new housing development

A planning application has been submitted for a 137 house residential development in East Staffordshire. The site address for this application is the Land to the West of Uttoxeter, Bramshall Meadows, A50 Bypass, Uttoxeter.

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July 7, 2022

Will new restaurant be finger lickin’ good?

Proposals have been put forward for a “chicken products focused” restaurant to be built on a former garage site in the Moorlands. A planning application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for currently vacant ‘Brownfield’ land at Broad Street in Leek for the: “erection of two units (Class E/Sui Generis) and associated works.”

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June 2, 2022

Expansion set to provide more jobs

A transport business in the Moorlands has applied for planning permission to extend its existing yard areas to provide additional vehicle parking and associated landscaping works. Applicant, Mr M Shirley of MJS Transport (UK) Ltd, has submitted the application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the site at Woodhead Garage, Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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March 17, 2022

Which drive-thru is coming to town?

A planning application has been submitted for a drive-thru restaurant to be built in a Moorlands town. The plans, which are for a site in Mill Street, Leek, do not divulge which fast-food or drink venue it is set to be.

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January 13, 2022

Boathouse transformation faces objections

Proposals to change a boathouse into a single one-bedroom dwelling has been met with a number of public objections. Applicant Mr J Shaw has appointed Sammons Architectural LTD to submit a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to make changes to The Boathouse on Lakeside Road in Rudyard.

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December 26, 2019

Green light for major plans at scenic site

PLANS to redevelop a scenic site in the Moorlands have been given the go-ahead by the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). Applicant Ben Reeves submitted the proposals for Consall Hall & Gardens, near Wetley Rocks, which include the change of use and redevelopment of Consall Hall, private house, gardens and wedding venue to form “a hospitality venue, wellbeing hotel and lodges.” The plans include 15 “low-impact, high quality holiday lodges” as well as ten 'shepherd huts' and 21 accommodation pods.

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December 18, 2019

Major plans set for green light

A MAJOR planning application for a scenic spot in the Moorlands is up for approval. Applicant Ben Reeves has submitted the plans for Consall Hall & Gardens, near Wetley Rocks. He is seeking permission for the proposed “change of use and redevelopment of Consall Hall, private house, gardens and wedding venue to form a hospitality venue, wellbeing hotel and lodges comprising the installation of 15 holiday lodges, 10 shepherds huts, demolition of existing outbuildings and construction of new wedding venue buildings, works to the existing walled garden, installation of 21 accommodation pods to serve the wedding venue, access and parking works, demolition and replacement of existing hall to provide new restaurant/hub building (amended design) and refurbishment of the existing swimming pool and changing rooms to form new spa facilities.”

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November 21, 2019

Hybrid planning application approved

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has approved a hybrid planning application that asked for full permission to build 125 dwellings and access to a proposed primary school as well as outline permission to erect up to 135 dwellings and primary school. Applicants Persimmon Homes (North West) Limited had submitted these proposals which are in regards to land to the East of Froghall Road and North of Ayr Road, and Cheltenham Avenue, Cheadle. A hybrid planning application is one that seeks outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission for another part of the same site.

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November 7, 2019


COMMUNITY leaders are calling upon a school to rethink designs for fencing around its premises – to “enable a safer environment access.” Members of Cheadle Town Council recently debated the planning application which has recently been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council by Cheadle Academy for “proposed safeguarding project, installation of new boundary and site fencing, gates with new two metre and 2.4 metre high paladin mesh vertical bar fencing and gates.” The debate saw councillors air concerns about future prospects of creating a pathway by the school for a “safer environment to access the schools in the future.”

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