YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Tell us if we've got it right!
Formal consultation: 27 January to 9 March 2020
Read the Plan online or at the library
Drop-in session: Saturday 8 February 10-12.30 at the Library
During our last informal consultation, in September 2019, the residents and businesses of Alderley Edge gave the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) resounding support. As we hoped, comments and suggestions were made and the Steering Group has taken account of these to create the latest Plan. We think we’ve got it right, but we need you to confirm that.
The Plan is now at its next stage – a formal public consultation known as Regulation 14. Even if you approved the Plan in summer 2019, we still need you to reaffirm your support again. The Plan cannot be passed without evidence of public support.
The NDP has no powers to block new housing development. That lies in the hands of Cheshire East Council. Their Local Plan specifies where new homes should be built, and if necessary releases Green Belt to build them on. What the NDP can do is say what kind of houses should be built – for example calling for more starter homes, affordable homes or for smaller homes for residents to downsize into. It can call for higher eco standards to protect our environment. It cannot deliver more schools, policing or medical facilities, but if new housing developments are being built then developers are required to contribute to invest in local facilities. If we have our Neighbourhood Plan in place then we will get more money to use in Alderley Edge than if we don’t. So, getting the Plan agreed is very important for all of us.
The Plan also provides support for the businesses of Alderley Edge. It protects our green spaces, sports and leisure facilities. It specifies where the residents would be willing to accept some additional car parking, which a majority still feel is much needed.
The Plan is being published for 6 weeks formal consultation from 27 January to 9 March 2020.
Full details of the representations previously submitted by Cheshire East Council, organisations, developers/landowners, residents and businesses, together with information about how the Plan has been amended in response to these comments, can be found here.
We need to know if the draft planning policies are right before we submit them to Cheshire East Council.
You can see the Plan and comment in the following ways:
Download the document and supporting evidence base here
Access a hard copy of the Plan at Alderley Edge Library, at the Festival Hall, or by contacting the Neighbourhood Plan group at email@example.com
Write to the Clerk at Alderley Edge Parish Council at Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7HR
Alternatively, you can fill in a paper questionnaire at the Library, send comments in writing to the Clerk at the address above or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens next?
After this consultation, the Plan will be reviewed in detail by Cheshire East Council, who will allow for one more round of consultation. We hope the Referendum for the Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Development Plan will be later in 2020 and if there is a majority ‘Yes’ vote, used to determine planning applications in our village until 2030.
Thank you for your time and interest.
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