The first phase of work to improve the Arnold Rhodes Playing Fields has now been completed, with a new tarmac path around the football pitch, resurfacing of the paths and courts and a new scooter track installed.
The next phase is due to commence shortly with the gym equipment due to be fitted over the next 2/3 weeks. A tree surgeon will be clearing the foliage around the tennis courts in November and the line marking being done after that. The project manager is awaiting a date for contractors to fit the play equipment, seating and safety surfacing and more quotes have been sought for the BMX track.
Tree clearance has been carried out around the tennis courts but further tree work will be undertaken in the new year when the ground is suitable to take the large equipment without damage.
The Parish Council will keep residents informed of progress on this exiting village project.
Site Allocation Development Policy Consultation – Disley and Newtown
At the meeting of the Parish Council held on Wednesday 10th October 2018, a large number of residents attended to voice their concerns about Cheshire East’s proposal set out in the draft Site Allocations Development Policy to allocate land at Cloughside Farm in Disley as safeguarded land.
Residents’ concerns related to the following:
- The potential use of land in the green belt
- The proposed access to the site is in an unsuitable and dangerous place on a narrow road in a blind spot adjacent to the canal bridge and the only alternative access is privately owned. The canal bridge is also a listed bridge and already subject to increases in traffic flow. Residents are already very concerned about safety on Redhouse Lane with the increase in traffic from the new housing estate still under development together with more through traffic now using Redhouse Lane as a cut through to Marple and New Mills
- The short timescale provided for commenting on the consultation and lack of publicity
In view of these representations which we continue to receive, the Parish Council is submitting this as an initial response to the consultation and to confirm our intention to provide a more informed response to Cheshire East Council soon after the closing date.
Following the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy, Cheshire East Council is preparing additional planning policy documents. These are being consulted on between 11th September and 22nd October 2018. They are:
- First Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD);
- SADPD Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment;
- The Garden Village at Handforth draft supplementary planning document;
- Revised and updated Statement of Community Involvement; and
- A ‘call for sites’ that may be suitable for Gypsy, Traveller and Travelling Showpeople accommodation.
The consultation documents are available on the Cheshire East website at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan and in Cheshire East customer service centres and libraries. Responses should be returned to Cheshire East using the consultation portal on the website; by email to email@example.com; or by post to Spatial Planning (Westfields), C/O Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ by no later than Monday 22nd October 2108.
With reference to the Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD), Disley Parish Council has issued a statement setting out the Parish Council’s position. This statement is available to view or download HERE and is also available from the Council Offices at Disley Community Centre.
Disley Parish Council has been informed that the Disley branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland is due for closure on 23rd January 2019. The Parish Council views this as real blow for Disley & Newtown residents and businesses. The Post Office will be able to provide some services but not all. There is more information about the closure and its’ impact, on the RBS website HERE.
A factsheet containing information on alternative services is available to download HERE.
From Monday 2nd July 2018, Disley Library will be introducing new opening hours as follows:
Tuesday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Friday 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Rhymetime will now take place on Thursdays at 2:00pm. All other clubs remain unaffected.
More information about the library can be found HERE.