Wychwood Community Group

Working as a community to stop the development of 900 homes and re-open the Gorstyhill golf course

Wychwood Planning Update – 23rd January 2015


The planning application for 900 homes plus amenities on the ex-Gorstyhill Golf Course has now gone live on the Cheshire East Planning Portal:


The application was originally submitted to the council on 15/12/2014, so the timescale in which we have to object is only 26 days (by the 18/02/2015), meaning very little time at all, so would urge you to object as soon as possible (we will be supplying a lot of supporting information in due-course, but all objections must be unique for them to be counted).

The objection process is much simpler than it was for the local plan consultation; simply click the ‘Comment on this application’ option and fill in the form; no need to sign-in or register; very easy.

The committee will be meeting on Monday to review the application and set a strategy in motion. We will be having a public meeting soon, and urge you all to attend.

An interview took place outside the Village Hall this evening with BBC Radio Stoke; the objections were strong and we have the full support of the local council and our MP, Edward Timpson. The interview can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ghhcd (13m04s for John Church’s bit (on behalf of Haddon) and 1h41m10s for our bit).

Now is the time for the entire community of Wychwood Village, Wychwood Park, and neighbouring villages to pull together and help protect the site of the golf course from this unwanted, unsustainable development.

Early next week we will brief you on next steps (if you haven’t already objected by then), and put out a request for help from you with leaflet drops and other actions; we as a committee need all your support if we want this application to be refused.

There is no time for apathy; now is the time for action.


2 thoughts on “Wychwood Planning Update – 23rd January 2015

  1. we have only recently bought our dream home in wychwood village, and don’t want any more houses to be but next to our beautiful surroundings .
    We feel we can walk the dog safely and healthy , so please don’t spoil this.
    My husband is a keen golfer and he would love the golf course up and running rather than having to travel further a field.

    Thank you

  2. Make sure you post the same as an OBJECTION on the planning application.

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