After five years of research, consultation and a lot of hard work, the Northwich Neighbourhood Plan has cleared its last hurdle and is ready to be put to the people of Northwich in a referendum.
The last stage of the plan process was the examination. Giving the plan his seal of approval in March, Independent Examiner Robert Yuille wrote:
From reading the supporting evidence it is clear that much hard work over a long period has gone into the preparation of the Plan.
From the outset, the authors of the Plan have shown a clear grasp of what such a Plan can achieve and they have produced a thorough, compendious and professionally presented document which addresses the planning issues of importance to the local community.
Commenting on the examiner’s decision, Cllr Andrew Cooper said:
We’re delighted that the plan has passed the examination stage and we can now proceed to referendum.
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re now very close to having a plan in place that will meet the needs of this town now and into the future.
I hope everyone will be able to get behind the plan and give it their support.