Take part in the Cheshire East Place Shaping consultation
Cheshire East Council is currently developing a new local plan. This will shape the development of the borough over the next 15 years, setting out things like:
· How many new homes and jobs are needed and where they should go;
· Protecting and improving important open areas;
· Providing new cycle routes and footpaths;
· Improving town centres and community facilities;
· How the environment of towns and villages can be improved
Responding to the Localism Bill, the council are now gathering feedback from people on the most important issues facing their particular local area. You can give them your views in a number of ways:
- Fill in a questionnaire online, or pick up a copy at your local library or customer service centres
- Attend one of 10 exhibition events being held in September
- Read the ‘snapshot report’ for your area to help inform your response
- Use the “Your Place” pack to hold a discussion with your local CPRE District Group, Parish Council, or any other that group you, your family or friends belong to, eg schools, churches, sports or social clubs etc.
Everyone’s opinion is important and the more views the council get, the better! Please do consider responding in some way and pass the message on to anyone else you know who may be interested. Everyone should be, as it will shape the future of the towns, villages and countryside of Cheshire East for the next 15 years!
Your views are particularly important as the list of things that the council asks you to rank as being important or needing improvement in their questionnaire does not include protecting the countryside or the character of the landscape, or keeping high-quality land for agricultural use, so it’s vital that as many people as possible tell them that these things are important too!
All the information you need can be found at http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environment_and_planning/planning/spatial_planning/local_development_framework/place_shaping_consultation.aspx, or at local libraries and council customer service centres.