Chelford's Neighbourhood Plan has now been approved by Cheshire East Council and will now proceed to referendum, on September 26th, which is the final stage before it becomes a fully legal document. Minor amendments have been made to the Plan based on recommendations made by the Examiner.
Cheshire East Council has now delivered to every household in the Parish, referendum polling cards and an electoral roll registration. If you are not on the electoral roll, you will need to register by the deadline and then use your vote in the ballot. The Neighbourhood Plan is a key document in the future development of Chelford and was written after extensive consultation with residents.
In her report, the Examiner acknowledged that the Neighbourhood Plan was the product of a lot of hard work by the Steering Group and the Parish Council, at a time when there were major proposals for development in the village. She recognised the considerable effort which has been put in over the last two years to achieve the submitted Plan. During the process, the Examiner noted the strong engagement with a large number of local people and stakeholders which she said would help to guide the area's future development in a positive way. She concluded her report by commending the Parish Council for producing the Plan.
The formal publication of all the stages completed in the development of the Plan and the referendum details, can be located on the Cheshire East website under neighbourhood planning. The official referendum information, the final Plan and all associated documents, including the Examiner's Report can also be found using the Neighbourhood Plan link on the Parish Council website: www.chelfordparishcouncil.org .uk
The Plan can also be found by clicking on this link: Chelford Neighbourhood Plan