From: Gareth and Shelley Woods <[email protected]>
Date: 6 February 2017 at 19:54:21 GMT
To: Mike Suarez <[email protected]>, Gerald Meehan <[email protected]>, Hannah Parish <[email protected]>, Hazel Honeysett <[email protected]>, Fiona Bruce <[email protected]>
Cc: Sean Hannaby <[email protected]>, Ben Dean <[email protected]>, Grant Roxburgh <[email protected]>, [email protected], Npcu <[email protected]>, Les Gilbert <[email protected]>, Andrew Kolker <[email protected]>
Subject: Sibelco U.K. Cross Border Planning Application – Rudheath Lodge Farm

Dear Chief Executive

In relation to Sibelco UK’s intention to now invalidate Cheshire East planning application 16/4724W and re-submit two fresh planning applications to Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester local authorities, following a significant amount of public scrutiny and proportionate challenge, can we respectfully comment and raise the following issues, as follows, representative not only of ourselves as residents but on behalf of a very strong local residents group;

  1. There are currently over 300 objections submitted under 16/4724W as per the original instruction from both local authorities to residents within each local authority area. In terms of complete transparency it is wholly unreasonable to expect all of those objections to be re-submitted but if that is to be the stance from both planning departments then we would ask that each and every resident who have previously submitted objections are written to individually and advised as to how and why any re-submission is now required.
  1. We note that the applicant, Sibelco UK, intend to undertake further public consultation meetings in Allostock and Cranage village halls in the next fortnight. These meetings are yet to be advertised, and are unlikely to be advertised in a fashion that will ensure that local residents have sufficient opportunity to re-engage in this consultation process. We do not feel that this timeframe and the associated lack of publicity is genuine evidence of a transparent public consultation where the needs and views of the local community should be at the fore.

We would be grateful to be kept up to date as this extremely unprecedented and controversial cross border planning application continues to develop.

Yours sincerely
Gareth & Shelley Woods
6 Goostrey Lane

07969 506809