Chapel and Hill Chorlton Parish Council

Temporary Road Closure–Diversion of traffic

Please note that the length of road from A51 Stone Road to Clayalders Bank in Maer is expected to be closed to vehicles from 16th-18th June.

There will be a diversion via Haddon Lane, Stableford Bank A51 Stone Road and vice versa.

Please follow the link below for further information.


Outline Planning Application in Stableford for 30 dwellings 19/00961/OUT

The proposed development is on the land north of the A51, south of Chorlton Mill and west of the railway line. The project is contrary to the policies of the Neighbourhood Plan and the Parish Council will shortly be submitting an objection to the Planning Department.

The Parish Council has been working with the steering group of the Neighbourhood Plan and if you wish to object to this application please follow the link to the document below outlining on how best to make your views known.

How to object


Tests for Covid-19

In addition to essential workers, anyone in Staffordshire who is showing symptoms of coronavirus and is aged over 65 years or who has to leave home to go to work can now request a test to confirm whether they have the virus or not.

Follow the link below for further information and to book a test.


Post Office Help Scheme

A new initiative introduced by the Post Office is being rolled out to banks.  Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount. A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested. Previously, only a named individual, such as a carer, could collect cash in this way on someone’s behalf. Now any trusted neighbour or volunteer can do so.

The idea of the Payout Now scheme is to allow people who are shielded or self-isolating, mainly elderly, to maintain access to cash without having to hand over a debit card and Pin to somebody else.

For more details please see BBC News and the Post Office website:

Coronavirus Local Response

Whitmore and District Active Living Group are compiling a list of volunteers to support the elderly and vulnerable in the community. Volunteers will be delivering vital supplies such as food, picking up prescriptions, posting letters/cards or just talking on the telephone.

If you feel you can help in any way, or if you are in need yourself, please contact Elena Sudlow, Clerk to Maer and Aston Parish Council and secretary for Whitmore and District Active Living group on 01782 680311 or 07773456321



Referendum on the Adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan


Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Referendum on the adoption of the Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston and Whitmore Neighbourhood Plan

Notice is hereby given that:A referendum will be held on Thursday 12 December 2019 to decide on the question below:

‘Do you want Newcastle Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston and Whitmore to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

The hours of poll will be from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Situation of polling stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

No. of polling station Situation of polling station Description of persons entitled to vote
MW1 Whitmore Village Hall, Coneygreave Lane, Whitmore, Newcastle SMA-1 to SMA-1338
MW1 Whitmore Village Hall, Coneygreave Lane, Whitmore, Newcastle SMC-1 to SMC-243
MW3 Copeland Cottage, Haddon Lane, Chapel Chorlton, Newcastle SMD-1 to SMD-92/2
MW4 Maer Village Hall, Maer, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire SME-2 to SME-419


Dated:                        Friday 15 November 2019

Martin Hamilton

Counting Officer



Neighbourhood Plan-Decision Statement from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Please follow the links below to see the full decision made by Newcastle Borough Council in respect of Chapel and Hill Chorlton, Maer and Aston, and Whitmore Neighbourhood Development Plan. In summary, the Council is satisfied that the Plan, subject to the Examiners recommended modifications being made, the Plan meets the basic conditions and other legal requirements and can proceed to referendum. The date on which the referendum will take place will be within 56 days of the date of this decision.