Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan

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Examiner appointed to review Sandbach NDP

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


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.


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 or



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