IS YOUR VILLAGE BOUNDARY ABOUT TO BE CHANGED WITHOUT YOU BEING CONSULTED?
ARE THE AREAS OF GREENBELT BEING REDEFINED AND IF SO WHY?
Whiston Action Group has learnt that at recent meeting of SMDC it was revealed that SMDC are to announce the intention to consider again redrawing the boundaries of village communities and to redefine the limits of greenbelt areas.
Those of you with long memories will recall that without any notice the village of Oakamoor was arbitrarily redefined as a large village so as to facilitate a proposal to develop a significant number of new housing.
Fortunately when, after the event, Oakamoor Parish Council discovered the change of designation from small village status to large village they were able to force planners to reverse the designation.
The recent proposal to redefine village boundaries and change the greenbelt so as to make it easier for SMDC to meet it’s housing targets is back on the planning agenda and an announcement is awaited.
RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO BE WATCHFUL AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR VOICES ARE HEARD AND LISTENED TO.