Town Strategies

Town Strategies are being prepared for Crewe, Macclesfield and the nine 'Key Service Centres' in Cheshire East to help inform the Local Plan. The strategies are prepared in partnership by Cheshire East Council, Town and Parish Councils and the local communities to set out the vision and strategy for the future development of each town over the next 20 years.

The Strategies consider how new development can help to deliver the vision for the town, how the environment is to be enhanced and what improvements to infrastructure, such as schools, are needed. They are being prepared to enable local people to have a greater say in planning the future of their town and to make sure that local issues and concerns are taken into account as the Local Plan is produced. Once finalised, all strategies will be part of the evidence base used to develop the Local Plan.

Phase 3: Crewe, Handforth, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Nantwich and Poynton

Consultation on draft Town Strategies for Crewe, Handforth, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Nantwich and Poynton took place from 31 August to 1 October 2012. All comments have been considered and a Full Report of Phase 3 Consultation is now available, along with summaries for each town. The results of the consultations on each of these town strategies will be used to help shape the Local Plan.

In addition to the Phase 3 Town Strategies Reports of Consultation, the draft document can still be downloaded from the consultation portal here:

Phase 2: Wilmslow

The draft Wilmslow Vision was produced by Wilmslow Town Council in partnership with consultants and Cheshire East Council and consultation ran from 1 April 2012 until 31 May 2012. The document has been re-written by Wilmslow Town Council as the Wilmslow Town Strategy and is now available alongside the report of consultation.

Phase 1: Neighbourhood Planning Consultation for Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich and Sandbach

Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich and Sandbach were selected as part of an exciting Government project to pilot an innovative approach to involving local communities in the planning process. Advisory Panels drawn from the Town Councils, community partnerships, local businesses and community groups worked hard to put together their ideas on how they want to see their town grow and develop over the next 20 years. Public consultation on draft Town Strategies for Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich and Sandbach took place from the 2 March to 2 April 2012.

Each of the Town Strategies was revised accordingly following the public consultation and has been approved by their respective Town Council.

Habitats regulations assessment

The Town Strategy documents are accompanied by a Habitats Regulations Assessment:

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