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Neighbourhood Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to influence where they want new homes, shops and offices to be located, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided.  Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.
Councillors and Council Officers are preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan, ready for consultation. The following areas will be considered:

Current Consultations

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan is out for consultation. For a six week period from Wednesday 8th August – Wednesday 26th September 2018. Following the public consultation process, the plan will be amended and submitted to Cheshire East Council together with supporting documentation, inclduing a basic conditions statement and a consultation statment setting out who has been consulted, how the consultation has been undertaken and how the representations recieved have informed the revised plan. Cheshire East Council with then reconsult, before the plan is subjected to an examination by an independant examiner. If the plan meets the required basic conditions, then the amended plan will be subjected to a local Referendum. If their is a Yes vote, the the NDP will be adpoted by Cheshire East Council and used to help to determine planning applications in the parish of Middlewich.

To view the Draft Neighbourhood Plan click Middlewich_NP_Aug_Sept_2018_Web (2)

Members of the Steering Group will be hosting drop in sessions at which all interested parties can view and make comments on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan at the following times and location:

  • Victoria Hall, Civic Way, Middlewich – Thursday 6th September, 2018 – 6pm – 8pm.
  • Mexon Market, Wheelock Street, Middlewich – Saturday 15th September, 2018 – 10am – 12pm.

Copies of the plan will also be available at:

28 Hightown, Middlewich

Middlewich Council Offices

Middlewich Library


All responses must be received by no later than 5 pm on 26th September 2018.


Previous Consultations

It is important that the Draft Plan reflects the needs and views of Middlewich residents, so several methods of consultation have been used since 2014. These include:

NP Consultation Nov 15 Educ & CI

NP Consultation Summer 17

Middlewich SEA Screening Assessment March 18

To fill out the form for the consultation click on the link below and then once completed please return to

Draft NP Rep Form 080818