Northwich residents can have their say on a plan for the future of the town.
The draft of Northwich’s Neighbourhood Plan is now ready to begin the statutory public consultation period, which lasts from Wednesday 14th October to Monday 30th November.
Three consultation events will be taking place at the Memorial Court on Tuesday 21st October from 10am to 1pm; on Wednesday 22nd October from 2pm to 5pm; and on Thursday 23rd October from 6pm to 9pm. Members of the Neighbourhood Plan working group will be on hand to answer any questions.
The plan will also be available at Northwich Library and online at www.northwichplan.org.uk/draft-plan, and the group are happy to answer questions after the consultation events, via the Northwich Town Council office.
The plan has been spearheaded by a group of volunteers from the community and supported by Northwich Town Council.
David Roberts, chairman of the group, said:
This consultation is the culmination of two years hard work from a dedicated team of volunteers, as well as Councillors and officers from Northwich Town Council. Contributions have been incorporated from the hundreds of surveys that were completed early in the year, as well as the focus groups at our two colleges.
All of us care about our town’s future and how it is shaped. I hope the residents of Northwich will take this opportunity and make sure that it is a future that they want to see.
Cllr Derek Bowden, speaking on behalf of the Town Council, said:
The Neighbourhood Plan will have a statutory influence over future planning decisions. It will influence how land is used and the design of buildings. It will protect green space, and seek contributions from developers towards community facilities and infrastructure.
We are now not too far away from providing the town with an ambitious plan that will give a positive future direction.