Stoke and Newcastle councils have released their Joint Local Plan preferred options document. It involves turning Keele into the ‘Western Urban Extension’ of Newcastle. 1800 new homes are earmarked for the Golf Course, 654 to the Southeast of the Campus/ Thistlebury and 100 on Pepper Street. No account is taken of the impact on infra-structure, the environment or the quality of life for current inhabitants.
Keele Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan want to see the University grow and prosper and to be the nucleus for the growth of new businesses. We are concerned that the JLP has no strategies to promote that growth apart from building vast numbers of houses in the ‘Western Urban Expansion’, effectively absorbing Keele into Newcastle under Lyme.
Our developing thoughts on what might be possible can be seen on both the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Website. The Parish Council will be carrying out careful analysis as a basis for making a detailed submission to the JLP consultation but we urge all residents to make their own comments (see below) and to attend the consultation drop-in at Keele Village Hall on Monday 12th February from 3 pm to 6:30 pm.
We hope the information here will be useful both to residents within the parish and visitors to Keele.
Our aim is to make information about the parish and events within it widely accessible, and to enable everyone to get the most from their time in the parish. Please explore the site using the links at the top or side of the page, or click here for a brief overview of the facilities and resources available in Keele Parish. For a list of Keele based tradesmen and services with contact details click on Useful Information above.
For those unfamiliar with the parish there is information “About Keele Parish”, and for those living and working in the parish there is news and information about parish events. If you think there is anything missing, or if you have any photographs, stories or news to share, or you would simply like to comment on the site, please use the contact form.