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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2020, 11:28:23 AM »
We walk through this area frequently and think it's a valuable attraction. I can't think of a better use for the area - surely you wouldn't build houses there?

As the council are citing innappropriate use of green belt, I imagine housing is unlikely, especially so close to the river and theat someone would need to pay for the upgrade of Lakes Road which is pothole central.

Personally, I can't think of a better use for the place at the moment, so let it stay.
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2020, 05:40:24 PM »
The Garden House is in the news again. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/much-loved-community-farm-facing-19096523?fbclid=IwAR21tLISMvINX6hmYMqeO_KbW7JgoyaW-pUN6Nc2RswBPbf2XoqF_JsuMiI#r3z-addoor. Looks like there will be a public enquiry in January.

We walk through this area frequently and think it's a valuable attraction. I can't think of a better use for the area - surely you wouldn't build houses there?

Perhaps the owner could change his name by deed poll to Dominic Cummings. Seems to work wonders in planning disputes.

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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
The appeal against the enforcement notice to close The Garden House is now live.

You can see it here: https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk/ViewCase.aspx?CaseID=3179841&CoID=0

The procedure to be followed is an inquiry and local people can also make a representation via that link above using the button at the top right.

Before doing that, it will be worth reading the Government guide to taking part here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/planning-appeals-dealt-with-by-an-inquiry-taking-part

This is a great opportunity for people with views on the Garden House to make them known and have them considered as part of the inquiry.

It looks like the deadline for making comments is 3rd October 2017.

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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2017, 07:18:36 AM »
Latest news on the Garden House is that an appeal was submitted on 11th July. This gives a stay of execution while the appeal process is followed.

The Garden House has also launched an appeal for help with funding needed for the appeal, which people can support if they choose:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/SaveTheGardenHouseFarmAppeal

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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2017, 06:46:00 PM »
Here's a piece about the Garden House from That's Manchester TV Channel:


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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 12:50:18 PM »
You can listen to interviews about the Garden House on BBC Manchester Radio this morning:

Note this is just sound, no picture!


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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2017, 08:10:56 PM »
Apparently Stockport Council has served a notice on the Garden House to close after refusing retrospective planning permission.

There's an article in the MEN here: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/community-farm-attraction-set-close-13253477

And a petition has been set up too: https://www.change.org/p/planning-department-stockport-council-save-the-garden-farm-in-marple?

I haven't seen any details of the case for or against but it's a shame if something can't be worked out.

It does seem hugely popular with the community, especially those with small children. It would also be a great shame to loose that walk along the river to the Midland.

There's a FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/samuelgardenhouse/

And they are also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheGardenHouseM

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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 04:12:03 PM »
We missed the open day last weekend, but yesterday, walking the dog along Lakes Road, as you do, and feeling nosy, I went down the drive to the Garden House to have a look, and I'm pleased to report that the path from there to Marple Bridge along the river bank is now open!

It's a lovely path, winding through the trees by the river, until it emerges in the car park of the Midland.  If you want to do it in the opposite direction, just walk into the small car park behind the Midland (it's the upper level, on the right, not the lower one on the left), and you'll find the start of the path at the back between the trees.   

I don't think it's a right of way - it's referred to as a 'permissive path' - and I suspect you are not supposed to take a bike on it.
Thanks for that dave will give it a go ,

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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 11:01:19 AM »
We missed the open day last weekend, but yesterday, walking the dog along Lakes Road, as you do, and feeling nosy, I went down the drive to the Garden House to have a look, and I'm pleased to report that the path from there to Marple Bridge along the river bank is now open!

It's a lovely path, winding through the trees by the river, until it emerges in the car park of the Midland.  If you want to do it in the opposite direction, just walk into the small car park behind the Midland (it's the upper level, on the right, not the lower one on the left), and you'll find the start of the path at the back between the trees.   

I don't think it's a right of way - it's referred to as a 'permissive path' - and I suspect you are not supposed to take a bike on it.

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2015, 08:52:39 AM »
We went to visit Kevin at the Garden House recently, we were out for a walk and saw notices advertising an "open day". I later realised it was the same day as the open day at Mellor Mill. We had a lovely and interesting chat with Kevin who seems to be doing some good work down there, then  - with his permission - walked through to the Midland. Looks lovely and I wish him all the best
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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 09:19:08 PM »
Would be very exciting to have a new path link in such a useful and interesting spot, must be a real lost world along there. The plan says "link between existing footpath and cycle ways" so presumably cycling will be allowed too, great link across to Brabyns and other routes. Meanwhile the large car park might mean more visitors to Roman Lakes without them having to negotiate the eternal potholes. Hope it all goes ahead.

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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2015, 11:54:59 AM »
So far (24th Sept) there is only one response which is against the application. I have to say, it looks great to me.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 10:49:33 AM »
The historic maps of the area, including Garden Cottage and the rest of Cheshire, can be viewed at this valuable resource http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/tithemaps/
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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 09:06:47 AM »
Reading the details I noticed that they are going to make a permissive footpath along the Goyt from the back of the Midland to the Garden House site. I've done that walk in the past (although I shouldn't) and that is going to be a brilliant addition. It's a very pleasant walk along there and fascinating to see the remains of paths and walls from 100s of years ago. It must have been quite a major route in Oldknow's time.

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Re: Garden House, Lakes Road
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 05:27:49 PM »
Thanks for the planning documents, Mark - they make it plain that I was barking up the wrong tree!  I was thinking of Mellor Lodge, which is just the other side of Bottoms Bridge.