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Thursday 24 March 2016 – REFERENDUM DATE SET

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

Thursday 24 March 2016 – REFERENDUM DATE SET

  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 to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” Residents are encouraged to vote. For further details see link below:...

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Examiner appointed to review Sandbach NDP

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Cheshire, Planning, Sandbach, Uncategorized

Examiner appointed to review Sandbach NDP

  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, Mr Terry Heselton, has been appointed and is expected to commence his review of the Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan this week. Mr Heselton will examine the full Sandbach NDP policy document plus associated documentation and supporting evidence as well as and the comments received by developers, community groups and other local councils. This examination is expected to be completed by Mr Heselton within the coming weeks. Background Earlier this year the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Sandbach (Draft) was released for Statutory Consultation under regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning, England – Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group, in conjunction with the Sandbach Town Council prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish of Sandbach based upon extensive public consultations. The Regulation 14 Consultation for the plan was completed in May 2015 and considerable work was done over the summer months preparing the plan for its submission to Cheshire East Council in September under regulation 15 and formal review by an examiner. Read more about the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Sandbach   Next Step The NDP Working Group Chairman, Ian Knowlson, commented that ‘The Working Group are delighted that the formal examination of our plan will start this week after eighteen months of hard work by the team of community representatives and councillors.   This is another significant landmark in the process of making our Neighbourhood Development Plan and the NDP Policy Group and Town Councillors have undertaken a huge amount of work in recent months to reach this point.   We now look forward to the next step which will be the release of the examiners report which we are hopeful of receiving in the next few weeks.’   A copy of the draft plan can be viewed on the Sandbach Town Council website www.sandbach.gov.uk or www.sandbachneighbourhoodplan.org.uk  ...

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Sandbach submits their NDP to Cheshire East Council.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Sandbach submits their NDP to Cheshire East Council.

  Sandbach submits their NDP to Cheshire East Council   At a special meeting this week, Sandbach Town Council formally approved the draft Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan for submission to Cheshire East Council in accordance regulation 15. The NDP Working Group Chairman, Ian Knowlson, explained “The Working Group have worked tirelessly during the summer months with our advisors, reviewing the comments we received to the regulation 14 consultation in the spring and revising the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. “This is a major landmark in the process of making our Neighbourhood Development Plan and the NDP Policy Group and Town Councillors have undertaken a huge amount of work in recent months to reach this point. “We now look forward to the next step which will be the Regulation 16 Consultation undertaken by Cheshire East Council and expected to take place in the next few weeks. Earlier this year the Neighbourhood Development Plan for Sandbach (Draft) was released for Statutory Consultation under regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning, England – Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group, in conjunction with the Sandbach Town Council, prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish of Sandbach based upon extensive public consultations. The purpose of the consultation was to seek representations from Statutory Consultees and others whose interests may be affected by the draft proposals made. The Regulation 14 Consultation for the plan was completed in May 2015. Since May 2015 the Working Group have been working tirelessly reviewing the comments and making amendments to policies as well as producing additional documents including a Landscape Character Assessment. As part of this process the draft Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan and associated documents, have also been reviewed by Neighbourhood Planning Independent Examiner Service (NPIERS) Town Mayor, Cllr Gillian Merry commented “Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan has reached an important milestone as it progresses through formal planning requirements. Sandbach Town Council is grateful that the Working Group has pursued its Project Plan with enthusiasm and commitment. There is some way to go yet, but I am confident that in early 2016 we will have a Neighbourhood Development Plan we can all support.” Next Steps, Once Cheshire East Council, as Planning Authority, is satisfied it has the Neighbourhood Plan Proposal, and all necessary supporting documents, it will proceed to publish the Plan for consultation in, in accordance with regulation 16 of the...

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Sandbach Release Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Statutory Consultation

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

Sandbach Release Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for Statutory Consultation

Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group, in conjunction with the Sandbach Town Council, has prepared a draft Neighbourhood Development Plan for the Parish of Sandbach. Sandbach Town Council is pleased to announce its release for Statutory Consultation under regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Plan (General) Regulations 2012 with effect from Tuesday 17th March 2015 until 1st May 2015. The purpose of this consultation is to seek representations from Statutory Consultees and others whose interests may be affected by the draft proposals. Please be aware and assured that your comments will influence our final draft plan before a further Statutory Consultation which will be conducted by the Local Planning Authority. It will subsequently be subject to an independent examination. The NDP Working Group Chairman, Ian Knowlson, stated ‘This is a key milestone in the process of making our Neighbourhood Development Plan and a significant amount of work has been undertaken by Town Councillors, Community Representatives and Volunteers so far but there is still much more to do. Nevertheless it is a major achievement and one which the community can be proud of.’ A copy of the draft plan can be viewed on the Sandbach Town Council website www.sandbach.gov.uk or www.sandbachneighbourhoodplan.org.uk This site also contains details of the process involved, the necessary supporting documentation and a consultation feedback form. If you require a hard copy of the plan, one will be made available on request. If you would like to make representations with regard to and hopefully in support of this Plan, then please submit them by 1st May 2015, to:-   The Town Clerk Sandbach Town Council Sandbach Literary Institution Hightown Sandbach Cheshire  CW11 1AE Telephone 01270 600800 or email to...

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Sandbach NDP NewsLetter OUT NOW!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sandbach NDP NewsLetter OUT NOW!

WHAT’S BEEN DONE? We had 1,539 responses to the Phase 1 Questionnaire distributed in September so many thanks to all of you who took part. This left us with a mountain of paper to sift through – imagine three packs of printer paper in the stationery shop! All your comments (16,540 of them) were read and analysed. It emerged that there were six main areas of concern (in alphabetical order):   Community & Wellbeing Environment Heritage & Character, Housing, Infrastructure, Local Economy & Jobs Protection of the Countryside WHAT’S HAPPENING? Phase 2 workshops are now complete at which groups looked at the comments from these specific areas in more depth so that we can produce a list of the main priorities that the community has highlighted – our ‘Aims and Objectives’. WHAT’S NEXT? The ‘Aims and Objectives’ will then form the basis of a second questionnaire, to be distributed in January. This time it will be ‘tick the box’ so should be a lot quicker to complete – and to analyse! Nevertheless, additional volunteers from the community would be appreciated to help us do this. We’re hoping to top the 1,539 responses from the last one … Once this is done, we’ll be another step towards deciding what should go into our Neighbourhood Development Plan.   Download Here NEWSLETTER 1 –...

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Success with completion of Phase 1 – now for Phase 2!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Cheshire, Communication, Planning, Sandbach, Uncategorized

Success with completion of Phase 1 – now for Phase 2!

  The Working Group producing the Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan, with the support of a group of dedicated community volunteers, has now completed the analysis of the phase one questionnaire. A total of 1,539 questionnaires were returned by the community with 16,540 “mentions” being made in total. The analysis has revealed seven common theme / subject areas; Community & Wellbeing, Heritage & Character, Housing, Infrastructure, Local Economy & Jobs, Environment and the Protection of the Countryside. Overall the themes, which the community highlighted as being the most urgent, were around, in no specific order, Housing, Infrastructure, Protection of Countryside, Economy & Jobs and Community & Wellbeing. The Group Chairman, Ian Knowlson stated, “I am pleased that we are now able to evidence the community priorities and would urge everyone to continue to support this work by engaging through public meetings and consultation. This plan will help to protect Sandbach against inappropriate development for many years; therefore it is vital that everyone contributes to its production.” The next step is to draft an Aims and Visions Questionnaire that will examine these issues in detail for release to the public in January 2015. If you would like to be involved in setting the Aims and Visions then please come along to a community workshop, this Saturday 22nd November at Sandbach Town Hall from 10am till 4pm. This is a great opportunity to review the consultation results in detail and help decide what should be included in the Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan. This is a key piece of work and the help of the local community is vital to the eventual adoption of the plan, which will help shape the future of Sandbach. To help keep you going throughout the day, a sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you are planning to attend so that we can get a good idea of numbers by informing the Working Group via email info@sandbachneighbourhoodplan.org.uk or by phoning Sandbach Town Council (01270)...

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