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Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Times Echo and Life / Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

June 11, 2021

Concerns over ‘vibrating’ houses due to development works

Concerns have been raised of houses in Cheadle which have been ‘vibrating’ due to works being carried out at a nearby housing development. Housing developer Bellway is currently constructing houses at the former JCB site in Cheadle, called Cecilly Mills.

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May 27, 2021

Five days for ideas to spend funding

Community leaders were given just five days to come up with proposals on how to spend Government cash to “support a safe return to the high street.” A letter regarding the Government’s ‘Welcome Back’ fund was sent by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to the Cheadle Town Mayor and fellow members of the Cheadle town Council on Thursday (May 20).

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May 20, 2021

“We must step up our game to stamp this problem out”

A Moorlands resident is calling for more to be done by councils and the police regarding fly-tipping in the area. Cheadle resident Dean Powell, who is part of the Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers group, has contacted the Times & Echo with even more issues surrounding fly-tipping within the area. He has also set out his suggestions on how he feels this issue could be tackled.

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May 13, 2021

Calls for free parking to be extended

Parents, community leaders and three schools in a Moorlands town are calling for free parking to be extended to help ease congestion outside schools. The motion for the free parking at Tape Street Car Park in Cheadle to be extended by half an hour was brought to Cheadle Town Council by councillors Phil Routledge and Gary Bentley.

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April 9, 2021

New orders set to ban barbecues and more on council land

A council is set to approve new orders surrounding wildfires in public open spaces. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has drawn up a new Public Spaces Protection Order (wildfires) 2021 order which is set to be decided upon through 'Cabinet Delegated Decisions' by SMDC cabinet portfolio holder for communities councillor Mike Bowen.

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April 2, 2021

‘Welcome Back’ cash set to help re-open high streets

The Government is set to hand out cash to be used in the three Moorlands town, including Cheadle, to ‘welcome back’ customers to its high streets. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is set to receive £87,090 of the funding which is aimed at “helping local high streets reopen and attract shoppers and tourists."

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March 25, 2021

Report sets out progress of town centre project

A report has been produced surrounding a town centre project in the Moorlands. The report, which was prepared for the latest Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) Service Delivery Overview & Scrutiny Panel meeting, outlines what progress has been made surrounding the district council’s aims of revitalising Cheadle town centre.

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March 18, 2021

Concerns over development affecting canal restoration

A canals trust has raised concern over a proposed housing development for the Moorlands which could possibly end a canal restoration project, if given the green light. The Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust is campaigning against a planning application which has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for a “residential development (49 dwellings), including formation of new access, landscaping and associated works, and restoration of listed farmhouse and re-use as a dwelling house” at Froghall Wharf, Froghall Road in Froghall.

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March 18, 2021

Fly-tipping fines set to double

Fines for fly-tipping within the Staffordshire Moorlands could be increased – if community leaders give the go ahead. The SMDC Community Overview & Scrutiny Panel is set to debate the proposed fine increases at their meeting on Monday, March 22.

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March 18, 2021

Options workshop took place behind closed doors

A stakeholder panel, which is consulting on the future of Cheadle, has taken part in a workshop to look at alternative options for the Moorlands town. The workshop, which took place behind closed doors yesterday (Wednesday, March 17), was facilitated by The Consultation Institute.

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March 11, 2021

Projects planned to spruce up Moorlands village

A parish council has announced a number of proposed projects centred around the heart of one of the villages it represents. The key project by Checkley Parish Council is the creation of an accessible footpath into Upper Tean’s recreation ground to allow villagers for the first time since it’s inception in Victorian times to enter and enjoy the green space on an all weather wheelchair friendly and safe riverside footpath.

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February 25, 2021

Domino’s is coming to town – if planning permission is granted

A former public house in the Moorlands is set to become a Domino’s Pizza takeaway – if change of use for the site is given the go ahead. A planning application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the “change of use from former public house to hot food takeaway, installation of extraction/plant equipment and other external alterations” at the former Alton Castle in Tape Street, Cheadle.

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