Sandbach Town Strategy
The Sandbach Town Strategy looks at how the town might develop
in the future. It indicates where new employment, housing and
other uses may be located, along with how new infrastructure might
An Advisory Stakeholder Panel, drawn from the Town Council,
community partnerships, local businesses and community groups
worked hard to put together their ideas on how they want to
see Sandbach grow and develop over the next 20 years.
Consultation took place between 2nd March and 2nd April
2012. All comments received were considered and the
document revised accordingly. The document was
agreed by Sandbach Town Council, subject to changes to the
infrastructure priorities, at its meeting held on 21st August 2012,
with the exception of section 6 Development Options.
The Town Council said:
'There are so many imponderables; the Council is unable to validate
the development options at this stage. The Council has taken into
account the number of houses currently having planning permission,
being determined or subject to on-going appeals and considers
further robust evidence is required to demonstrate a need for any
additional housing allocation, subject to an over-riding maximum of
500 additional houses to be added to the existing commitment.'
The Sandbach Town Strategy now forms part of the Cheshire East Local Plan evidence base and
will inform the development of the new Local Plan. It may
also be a material consideration in the determination of planning
Sandbach Town Strategy Documents:
Consultation on the draft Sandbach Town Strategy: Sustainability
Appraisal took place at the same time as the draft Town
Strategy. All comments received were considered and the
Appraisal revised accordingly. The results of the
Sustainability Appraisal informed the production and revision of
the Town Strategy and will inform the wider Sustainability
Appraisal of the Local Plan.
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