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Neighbourhood Plan: Further Information

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All relevant documents have now been submitted to Cheshire East to comply with Regulation 15 and they are now live on the Cheshire East website in the Neighbourhood Planning portal . The work of the Chelford Team is now done, subject to the examination report. Our thanks to all the many residents who supported the planning process with their attendance at public meetings, constructive feedback and their genuine interest in the future of Chelford.

The Plan has taken almost two years to complete, involving number of volunteers spending many hours meeting, discussing complex issues, researching and writing numerous drafts. The process has cost £9000 funded by a central government grant. Advice and guidance has been provided by a Cheshire Community Action consultant, Lucy Hughes, Cheshire East Neighbourhood Planning Officers under the leadership of Tom Evans and Cheshire Wildlife Trust consultants.

The Plan is now in the ownership of Cheshire East for a further consultation of 6 weeks. Apart from the Cheshire East website, final submission documents including the Plan, can also be found on the Parish Council website-- using the Neighbourhood Plan link drop down menu (Regulation 15). Comments and responses to the recent 6 week consultation can be found in the Consultation Statement under Regulation 15. All other key documents can also be found in the other parts of the drop down menu

Cheshire East will arrange for an independent Inspector to examine the Plan and issue a report. Subject to the Plan meeting the appropriate criteria, Cheshire East will arrange a formal referendum and issue ballot papers to all residents.

The question that the referendum has to ask is: "Do you want Cheshire East Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Chelford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Anybody registered to vote in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan will be entitled to vote. A simple majority of votes (over 50% of those voting) in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan is sufficient for it to succeed.

We will keep you updated regularly on this website and the Parish Council website

Neighbourhood Planning Team

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