Cheshire East Council has designated the Neighbourhood Area for the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan.
An application to designate the area was submitted by Knutsford Town Council in December 2014 and approval will enable it to prepare a neighbourhood plan with formal statutory powers. Once completed the plan will be adopted by Cheshire East Council and form part of the Development Plan for the Borough. The policies eventually held in the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan will be used for decision making purposes within the parish along side those other relevant policies form the Cheshire East Development Plan.
This is the first major step towards establishing a Neighbourhood Plan for Knutsford.
Cllr Tony Dean, chairman of the Neighbourhood Plan Committee, said: “The Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Committee is pleased that our Area Application has been approved by Cheshire East Council.”
“We are now moving on to set up working groups to produce the outline of the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan under the various headings in our scoping document, and we’ll continue to consult residents as we go through the various stages of the process.”