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Looking Good!



The new development off School Lane is now complete. We look forward to welcoming new residents to the village. More info including how to apply for one of the new houses, can be found here



This is the amount George Osbourne wants to slash from the Department for Communities and Local Government




A set of priorities has been set by CWAC. "To ensure we close the budget gap we will need to make difficult choices and introduce new ways of working".


CWAC want to encourage the public to have their say on their plans and spending priorities before they finalise the Council Plan.

A consultation is taking place from October 2015 to early January 2016 during which time you can take part and tell CWAC about your priorities and the things that are important to you.


Click here to go to the consultation on the CWAC website




Fracking for shale gas

IGas Energy seismic surveys in our area - completed



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The latest leaflets dropping through your door explaining the process of seismic surveys taking place in our area (which now seem to have extended southwards from Helsby to Tarvin) omit one essential word from the leaflets and that is FRACKING.


The Bowland Shale (map above) is the only significant area of shale gas in the UK containing an estimated 1329 trillion cubic feet of gas. Only a small proportion of this is commercially extractable. To provide reliable estimates of where extractable reserve gas lies, wells are drilled, maps are consulted and seismic surveys are performed. Such seismic surveys have been carried out in the areas of Ince, Stoke, Thornton-Le-Moors, Little Stanney, Elton and Frodsham Marsh and are now extending southwards towards Tarvin.

The surveys have now been completed in the areas around Guilden Sutton and Mickle Trafford. Those academically or geologically interested in the outcome of what lies beneath us will probably have to wait until the results appear in possible planning applications for exploratory drilling in the area.


Click here for further information on this Guilden Sutton website


Everything you need to know about Shale gas - see the excellent British Geological Survey website here





Guilden Sutton Neighbourhood plan - Click here

Click here for info including why you should and how you can help to produce and influence this plan

NEW resources and plan info



Gresty's Farm development - Click here

Permission allowed subject to several conditions

See here for decision notice - Planning application 13/04057/FUL

School Lane development - Click here.

How to register for a house. Details here

Click here for full information

Affordable housing allocation. See Oct Parish Council minutes p3. Here





Hoole Road (Mannings Lane) park and ride - Click here

Developer website

Under consideration in the CWAC Local plan, this proposal is a mixed development including housing in the Green Belt

More info to follow

Hoolegate - Click here

Click here for a copy of the HIMOR submission to the LDF re the Hoole Gate proposal.



Useful info - Click here

Current National guidelines on Greenbelt and Affordable housing. National Policy Framework Click here

*** Building in the Greenbelt: click here

CWAC planning portal Click here






Join this discussion forum for the Neighbourhood plan, village and planning. Receive and send information on planning issues, the fate of the village pub, developer's activity and more, direct to you inbox: Click here for info






A Summary of the questionaire can be viewed here

For more information on what the plan entails and why it is so important. Click here




Guilden Sutton Toddler Group


Join in the fun and meet new friends at our weekly toddler sessions. We meet Tuesday mornings (term time only) in the Village Hall from 10.30-12.00 noon. We have a large selection of toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers including books, jigsaws, slide, mega blocks, trains and much more.


A healthy snack and juice is included half way through the session for the children and a cup of tea and a biscuit for the adults. Our group always finishes with song time where the children always love joining in with actions and instruments!


Everyone is welcome including parents, grandparents and childminders. Each session costs only £1.50. Drop in to find out more or click here for details







Llangollen, Castle Dinas Bran and Valle Crucis Abbey.







The Homewatch initiative is underway in Guilden Sutton. Click here for details and how you can help.

See Chris interviewed here


Interactive map for our area



Click here to visit the site.




Guilden Sutton Pre-School organise a host of educational activities, visits and trips, and meets at the Village Hall during term time. Places available. Tel: 07717 942843  (Info)

Visit Meadow Lea cafe



Open 7 days a week
10:00 - 16:00

Free internet access

Between Guilden Sutton and Mickle Trafford near the end of the Greenway. Click here for the menu










Support the Bird in Hand


Mainly by frequenting it!


The Bird is likely to be re-opening in the next few weeks. We wish the new proprietors a warm and successful welcome to our village.

Info as it becomes available here



Greenway volunteer group


Volunteers planting bluebelles on the Greenway near Guilden Sutton recently. Info here

Guilden Sutton bus service changes


Now the 26 service. The timetable is available here. The new service reaches Chester more rapidly via a direct route and is more frequent with an hourly service from 09:15 through to 15:45. There is no weekend service. There is also the No 28 early morning and late afternoon service.






Guilden Sutton Action


Getting things done in Guilden Sutton
Click here


A new section where urgent help is needed to actively protect and improve the development of our village


Bird in Hand Click

Neighbourhood development plan Click



Superfast fibre broadband in Guilden Sutton


Available in Guilden Sutton. Visit Connecting Cheshire for more information.


Contact your provider or those listed here to get upgraded. More info