Information about the Neighbourhood Plan

Congleton started the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan in Deccember 2014.  We have created this website to help keep you informed of the progress of our Plan. It is important to us that you feel informed and are able to give comments and feedback at every stage of the plan’s development. Congleton is not unique in creating a Neighbourhood Plan – there are hundreds of towns doing the same. But the plan that we create together for Congleton will be unique. Neighbourhood Plans cannot be bought off a shelf – it is a shared vision for Congleton and its development from now until 2030.

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The Congleton Neighbourhood Plan is being led by the Town Council. The Town Council wants the residents of Congleton to have a say in all aspects of the future of the Town, but, most importantly we want local people to be involved in where housing should be located, rather than simply leaving this decision to Cheshire East Council.

The Plan when produced will set out a vision for the Town that reflects the thoughts and feelings of local people who have  a real interest in the community in which they live and work.

The Plan will set objectives and policies on key issues such as housing, employment, green space, transport and infrastructure issues.
The Town Council via the Neighbourhood Plan is committed to working together with the people of Congleton to implement the Plan and make the Town a better place to live work and enjoy!

The Plan passed it’s Regulation 14 consultation in the autumn/winter of 2017 and went to Cheshire East Council at Regulation 16 Stage. Cheshire East appointed an independent inspector to consider the plan.

Cheshire East and Congleton Neighbourhood Plan Steering group received a number of  queries  from the inspector which led to further detailed responses.   The responses led to more questions and an exploratory meeting to discuss points further.

Following comments received from Cheshire East Council and the Examiner,  the Town Council has commissioned further work to support the emerging policies in the Neighbourhood plan and it is anticipated that a revised plan will be available for consultation in the Spring. This plan will reflect the aims and objectives of the Town Council’s Business Plan, the latest national planning policy and Cheshire East’s recently published Sites Allocation Development Plan policies’

 

 

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The Neighbourhood Plan is a new type of planning document and is part of the government's new approach to planning in that it aims to give local people more of a say about what goes on in their Town.