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Times Echo and Life / Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

November 25, 2021

Equestrian centre finally gets green light for ‘essential’ home

A Moorlands equestrian business in the Moorlands has been granted permission to build an “essential” workers dwelling after three planning applications in four years. Jennifer Thompson of Cheadle Equestrian Centre on Eaves Lane had had two previous submissions for similar proposals refused by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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November 25, 2021

“It’s becoming unbearable”

A resident has expressed their unhappiness with the state that nearby roads have been left in by, they claim, developers. The community member, who wishes to remain anonymous, has told the Times & Echo that The Birches and Birchwood Grove in Cheadle have been left in a “mess.”

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November 25, 2021

More than 70 objections lodged against development

Two parish councils have re-affirmed their position on a proposed major housing development in the Moorlands after it received more than 70 objections from residents. Bloor Homes is asking Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for permission to build 228 homes on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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November 25, 2021

“They need to all be there, or none at all”

Concern has been raised about the re-relocation of market stalls in a Moorlands town. A number of years ago, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) decided to move all outdoor market stalls on its Wednesday Market Days from the traditional Market Place on to Derby Street, both at the Market Place end and also the Sparrow Park end of the town centre.

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November 25, 2021

Plans steam in for railway

A full planning application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the reinstatement of the Leek to Leek Brook Railway line. In a description of the proposal, which has been submitted by Churnet Valley Railway, the plans are for the: “reinstatement of railway track, new platform and replacement footpath on former railway line between Cornhill, Leek and boundary of existing operational railway land at Leekbrook.”

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November 18, 2021

More than £15,000 spent on fire damaged loos

More than £15,000 has been spent on rectifying damage which was caused by a fire in a public toilet in the Moorlands. The ladies loos in Leek’s Bus Station in the Smithfield Centre were victim of an arson attack in March this year. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has now revealed that it has cost a total of £15,347 to repair the toilets, which had only received a major refurbishment in February of this year.

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November 12, 2021

No update on transfer of railway asset

A council has confirmed that there are no further updates as yet regarding the transfer of a railway asset in the Moorlands. Earlier this year, we reported that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) had begun the process of an Asset Transfer of the Cheadle to Cresswell Disused Railway line from the Department for Transport to the ownership of SMDC.

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November 12, 2021

“It will be what the people of Cheadle want”

A community leader has re-affirmed Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s (SMDC) intention to meet the desires of Cheadle representatives regarding car park works. Cheadle town councillors who sit on the district council and SMDC leader Sybil Ralphs along with deputy leader Mark Deaville held a meeting six weeks ago to discuss a ‘Strategic Car Parking Strategy’ for its car parks going forward.

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October 7, 2021

Council set to oppose 228 house development

Community leaders have voiced their concern over proposals to build 228 homes in their area. Bloor Homes has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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September 30, 2021

MP and councillors back appeal

Community leaders are getting behind 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.

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September 16, 2021

Car park chaos in town centre

Drivers and pedestrians alike have been dealing with chaos in a town centre car park in the Moorlands this week. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently carrying out resurfacing works on Tape Street Car Park which is causing disruption for car park users and those walking through it.

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September 2, 2021

Council extends town survey deadline

The deadline for residents to take part in a survey focusing on the regeneration of their town has been put back. The extension from September 3 to September 24 for the deadline of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) survey surrounding Cheadle comes after concerns were raised that not all households in Cheadle had received the survey – despite SMDC stating last week that they had sent out 5,000 to properties in the Moorlands town.

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