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 nearly 2 years work by a group of Sandbach Town Councillors and Community representatives.   The Neighbourhood Development Plan for Sandbach has already gone through two phases of public consultation. The initial consultation took place in September 2014 when the 1st Phase Questionnaire found out what residents liked/disliked about Sandbach and how they wanted to protect or change it. The second consultation occurred in January 2015 with another household questionnaire. This questionnaire focussed on how residents wanted to protect or...


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


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 of Sandbach. A stringent independent examination of the Plan has been undertaken by Mr Terry Raymond Heselton BA (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI, who concluded that the Plan meets all of the statutory requirements of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and subject to some modifications, is approved as ready to proceed to referendum. When referring to the modifications, the examiner concluded that the essence of the policies remain and provide a framework, for managing future development proposals and protecting...


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, 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...


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 […]

SANDBACH NDP Student’s Picture Competition Winners

Sandbach Students celebrate winning Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan Picture Competition.   Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan announce the winners of the “Illustrate Sandbach” competition. Winner Ashley Gaunt, a Sandbach School Year 7 pupil, was heartily congratulated by Sandbach Mayor, Councillor Gill Merry, and presented with his prize of a £40 sweet bomb and book token. The runners […]

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 […]

SANDBACH NDP Student’s Picture Competition

PICTURE COMPETITION  Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan is giving Sandbach students the opportunity to win £250 for their school in a competition to illustrate Sandbach. The competition is open to all pupils between the ages of 4- 19 years who attend a Sandbach school. There will be two prizes available to the winning Student and their […]

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 […]

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 / […]

Business and Trading Community Workshop

The first phase of the Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan consultation has recently closed and we are pleased to report that we received over 1,500 responses from local people, however we are extremely keen to understand the views and concerns of our businesses, and how future building development in Sandbach may affect you. To this end, […]

Consultation – Phase One – Completed

This week Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan Working Group closed the first phase of the consultation on the Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan after receiving over 1,500 responses from residents, businesses, community group and schools. The NDP Working Group with support from volunteers will now look to analyse and process the responses to determine what are the key […]

QUESTIONNAIRE RETURN DATE extended till 29th September

  This week we have seen a surge in interest amongst businesses, community groups and residents to participate in the first phase consultation of the Sandbach Neighbourhood Development Plan. To enable all of them to fully consult their staff, members and stakeholders we have agreed to extend the consultation till noon Monday 29th September 2014. […]

Have your Say

Consultation is under way for residents to express their views on what they would like to see in a Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan. Initially residents and businesses are being asked to answer FIVE simple questions: What is good about living in Sandbach? What is not so good about living here? What do we need? What should […]

Plan Area Agreed

Sandbach Town Council agrees the area of the Neighbourhood Plan Area. At a meeting of Sandbach Town Council on 3rd July 2014 the area of the Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan was agreed as the Civil Parish of Sandbach, which includes, Sandbach Town Centre, Sandbach Heath, Ettiley Heath, Elworth and Wheelock. Currently the area is out for […]

Sandbach Today

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 […]

Launch Event

Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan – Launch Event Friday 5th Sept at Sandbach Town Hall 6:30 pm

SNP Website

Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan have just created their website in partnership with Clarke Website Design Ltd.

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