A referendum will be held on Thursday 21st June to decide if the Northwich Neighbourhood Plan should be adopted.
You can read the full plan by following the links below.
If you would like to see a paper copy of the Plan, these are available from the Town Council offices.
What’s in the Northwich Neighbourhood Plan
- Ensure new retail development is focused on the town centre (rather than out of town) and prioritise the redevelopment of Weaver Square.
- Target any new housing developments on brownfield land, and ensure they provide appropriate community facilities, such as shops, schools and play areas.
- Require any future development on Winnington Works provides a comprehensive plan for the whole area, covering improved transport links, adequate schools provision, and public access to the river. Salami-slicing the development to avoid providing proper facilities will not be allowed.
- Ensure that new development in the town centre reinforces the unique historic character of the area.
- Protects nearly 50 hectares of green space from development, as well as a number of key views across the town from elevated positions.
- Help to tackle climate change by requiring new developments to incorporate measures that improve energy efficiency or provide for renewable energy generation.
- Require that new developments contribute towards the delivery of new infrastructure in the area, and in particular towards tackling the problems at Winnington Bridge.
- Ensure new developments provide safe, direct and attractive pedestrian and cycle routes.
- Encourage development that enhances and improves the town centre waterways.
- Protect Moss Farm from any encroaching development.