Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan

…for the future of Sandbach

"Creating a community led and shared vision for the future of Sandbach
through the development of a Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan"

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NDP Polling Cards Drop on Doormats

Mar 1, 2016

Polling cards for Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan have started to drop through residents’ letterboxes in preparation of the Adoption Referendum on Thursday 24th March. The referendum is the culmination of...


Thursday 24 March 2016 – REFERENDUM DATE SET

Feb 17, 2016

  A referendum will be held on Thursday 24 March 2016 to decide the question below: “Do you want Cheshire East Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Sandbach...


Sandbach NDP Passes Examination

Feb 4, 2016

  After many months of intensive work, the Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group, in conjunction with Sandbach Town Council has prepared a neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish...


Examiner appointed to review Sandbach NDP

Nov 29, 2015

  Following the completion of the latest Regulation 16 statutory Public Consultation conducted by Cheshire East Council earlier this month, we are pleased to announce that an independent examiner,...


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Cheshire East receives Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan

Cheshire East Council is backing Sandbach’s efforts to prevent unsustainable and unplanned development. The Council has now formally received Sandbach’s Neighbourhood Plan – the first from a town in Cheshire East.

It follows Council Leader Councillor Michael Jones support for a programme to enable communities to deliver neighbourhood plans across the Borough – to help shape development in the local area.

Neighbourhood Plans enable local people to have a say in the development they would like to see in the area in which they live.

Sandbach Town Council, which covers a semi-rural area with a population of 17,976, successfully applied for designation, which was approved by Cheshire East Council in October 2014.

The plan will now be the subject of a final six weeks of public consultation before being scrutinised by an appointed independent examiner.

View the consultation here

A positive examiner’s report will then mean the plan can progress to a local referendum, when local people will be given the opportunity to vote and bring the plan into effect.

The policies in the Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan will then be given their full weight in deciding planning applications.



For the Future of Sandbach

A traditional Cheshire market town, Sandbach has a wealth of history, an outgoing and energetic population and a thriving town centre. Its excellent communication links, outstanding schools, multitude of sporting and leisure organisations and beautiful surrounding countryside speak volumes about the quality of life in this attractive vibrant town.

Sandbach is renowned for the size and quality of its Thursday Market, held each week on The Commons and throughout the town. The town centre includes some well-known High Street stores but mainly consists of independent local specialist retailers who pride themselves on offering high quality, unusual products at the right price. It also boasts a regular monthly Farmers’ and Artisan Market held in the Market Square, beside the historic Saxon Crosses.

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