How It Works
Over the last 3 years a small group of volunteers has worked hard to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Alderley Edge. The group comprises residents, Councillors and local business owners.
It has been hard work. The Plan process has to follow a number of strict rules set down in law. It has to involve a lot of consultation. The group has drawn up questionnaires, analysed the results and held public meetings to find out more about the priorities of the community.
The result of their work is an initial document that sets out draft policies that the group believes reflect your views.
What happens next?
The Neighbourhood Plan group has spent a lot of time assessing the results of previous consultations and surveys. It has taken account of data provided by Cheshire East Council and the output from its emerging Local Plan. It has used all this to set out some suggested policies covering four areas of village life:
These policies are set out in detail in the full report.
Informal Consultation on Draft Policies
Following consultation on the emerging policies in 2018, the Steering Group used the results and other evidence to draw up the first draft of final policies in the Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Development Plan which was available for informal consultation from 1 August to 12 September 2019.
Following this consultation, the policies will be reviewed and then put out for formal consultation over a six-week period. (This stage is referred to in Neighbourhood Plan terminology as Regulation 14). This is likely to be towards the end of 2019.
Following this public formal consultation process the Plan will be reviewed and submitted to Cheshire East Council together with a Consultation Statement that sets out who has been consulted and how their views have informed the Plan. This is why your input is so important.
Cheshire East Council will then re-consult, before the plan is subjected to an examination by an independent examiner. Once any further amendments have been made, the plan will be subject to a local Referendum and then "Made" by Cheshire East Council. From then on it will be used to determine planning applications in Alderley Edge.