Cranage Paddock History

You may drive past it everyday, you may witness the many crashes that happen at the junction through out the year, but below we explain the history of the paddock

Extract from Cheshire archives

The land now known as the paddock was owned by Thomas b hall esquire in 1767

The land was enclosed in 1782 with the condition attached that it was for the benefit of the poor, in a manor to be decided by ratepayers of the township of cranage (which was succeeded in 1894 by cranage parish council).

Part of the wording says

but to be made use of for such purposes and in such manner for  the benefit of the said poor as by a majority of the persons contributing to the poor rates should from time to time at their meetings normally called town meetings be in person agreed upon.

The parish council rented it out from 1894 to the present day .

The parish council in 2006 decided to apply for possessory  title to the land and to register same at the land registry. This it was assumed by residents  would safe guard it from any development.

In 2007  the parish council sought outline planning permission for ten houses a rather strange thing to do has they were objecting to the low cost now built and known as big stone gardens .literally a stone’s throw  from the paddock.

In 2013 the parish sent out a questionnaire to residents 212 voted for no development with largest number wanting it left for grazing 37 voted for development.

Letter to Cranage Residents

An important read if you are new to the site where we cover off the actual number of residents who are against the selling off the paddock for housing development, the figures never stack up and you can see by the numbers below!  Full story found here Letter Cranage Resdients

For development for housing

Against Development of Housing on the Paddock

Cranage Parish Paddock Event Timeline

In 2006 Cranage parish council obtain possessory title to the land (this was thought by residents to ensure that the land was used as previously for grazing. And to stop anyone from taking possession to develop it. And that the land was still owned by residents). you can read the story from 2006 to the present day here Parish Time Event Line

 

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