Referendum 6th May 2021
The Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been through an independent examination and the examiner recommended that, subject to various modifications, the NDP meets the basic conditions and can proceed to a referendum. You can read the examiner's report and other documents in our Library
The Plan will now be subject to a referendum on 6th May 2021. If there is a majority 'Yes' vote, the NDP will be "Made" by Cheshire East Council and used to determine planning applications in Alderley Edge until 2030.
Please look out for further information on the Referendum. You will receive your postal vote or polling card in the normal way, as for any election/referendum.
It is very important that you vote if you wish to have a say on future development in Alderley Edge.
What's the purpose of the plan?
The Plan will be used by Cheshire East Council (CEC) to decide whether or not to approve future planning applications in Alderley Edge. Driven and developed by the residents, it is the only way in which the community can have a say in the future of our village.
The Plan has legal force, unlike the older Parish Plan and planners must take it into account. It will be used until 2030.
However, it cannot dictate the target for the number of new houses to be built, or take land out of Green Belt for development, the CEC Local Plan does this.
Alderley Edge is a prosperous community that is attractive to developers, but we cannot assume that their interests will automatically be the same as those of the community. If they aren’t, then creating a Neighbourhood Plan gives us the chance to have real influence over planning decisions and other matters such as:
The design, size and location of new housing
Walking & cycling
Green spaces such as the park
Community facilities like the Medical Centre and Library
To promote the evolution and growth of Alderley Edge, whilst preserving our unique village culture, identity and character and protecting the quality of life and well-being of the residents, employers, employees and other stakeholders.