The Plan has been driven by a steering group of volunteers, all of whom are Wilmslow residents. They spent 2016-2018 consulting with all Wilmslow residents, businesses, community groups and other stakeholders about the content of the plan. Following the consultations, the Steering Group drafted a detailed planning document – the Neighbourhood Plan. Following a period of formal external examination all Wilmslow residents who are over 18 will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum, enabling them to either accept or reject the Plan. Click here to find out more about Neighbourhood Plans.
This process is key to planning the future growth and prosperity of Wilmslow. Ahead of the formal examination the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan will be consulted on one last time, this time by Cheshire East Council who are the Planning Authority for Wilmslow. We would therefore urge you to have your say and we will let you know when Cheshire East Council will undertake this final consultation.
Thank you for participating in the earlier consultations that have allowed us to formally present the Draft Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan for examination.
The consultations have resulted in many responses being received which the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, in partnership with its Planning Consultants, have analysed to establish if the individual comments relate to matters that fit within the scope of the Neighbourhood Plan and then if so to determine if the relevant section of the plan would benefit from amendment.
If you have participated in the latest formal consultation the Principle Council (Cheshire East) will contact you directly when it undertakes its own consultation as part of the established Neighbourhood Planning process and this is likely to be between March and May 2019.
After all of the statutory legal processes have taken place we hope that the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to referendum during the summer of 2019.
Once again I thank you for giving your time to trying to make the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan the best document that it can be.