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Neighbourhood Plan review

Bollington Neighbourhood Plan update logo

STOP PRESS !

 

For those of you who couldn’t get to the exhibition on Saturday 6th July, the content of the display boards is available to view electronically. Text in red represents proposed changes from the policies in the current version of the adopted Plan.  If you would like to make comments or suggestions you can use the comment form and return it by e-mail to [email protected]

FAQs

 

By creating a Neighbourhood Plan, citizens can help decide on a vision for their community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bollington Neighbourhood Plan Update 2024 Consultation

Regulation 14 Consultation

The Bollington Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in June 2018.

In September 2023 Bollington Town Council decided that it was appropriate to carry out a review of the Plan in the light particularly of the publication of the second part of the Cheshire East Council Local Plan (the SADPD) in 2022 and with increasing emphasis on effects of climate change.  The Steering Committee appointed to develop the updated version of the Plan has held two public meetings, issued a comprehensive questionnaire to every house in the Community and made a presentation at the Annual Town meeting.  The Steering Committee has now completed a draft of the updated Plan and this is open for  consultation for a six week period from 10th June to 22nd July.  The Plan covers the period up to 2040 and has sections on Housing, Employment, Retail, the Green Environment, the Built Environment, Moving Around, Infrastructure and recommended Community Actions.

The Plan can be read or downloaded on the Bollington Town Council website and a hard copy can be read (but not removed) at Bollington Town Hall, Bollington Library and Bollington Medical Centre.

A public exhibition of the policies proposed for the Updated Plan was held on 6th July.  If you couldn’t get to the exhibition, the content of the display boards is available to view electronically. Text in red represents proposed changes from the policies in the current version of the adopted Plan.  If you would like to make comments or suggestions you can use the comment form and return it by e-mail to [email protected]

Anyone wishing to make comments should submit these either by e-mail to [email protected] or in writing to NPConsultation at Bollington Town Hall before the closing date of 22nd July.

Bollington Neighbourhood Plan Update 2024

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2018 Bollington Neighbourhood Plan

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Sectors

Housing

Bollington has seen significant increases in housing numbers over the last few years. There is a strong demand for housing here. Section 3 of the Plan sets out the Policies for Housing. This includes the number, location (with support for development on brownfield sites and suitable  infill and windfall sites, not on Green Belt except for very special circumstances) and types and designs of housing.

Aerial view of houses

Employment, Business and Retail

The responses to the Questionnaire indicated a desire that Bollington should continue to be a working Town and should provide adequate shopping and hospitality outlets for the Community.

Shop front and medley of shopping images

The Green Environment

Deals with, ‘Open Space’, ‘Green Belt’ and ‘Natural Environment. The Policies seek to ‘designate’, ‘maintain’ and ‘enhance’ existing and new Open Spaces and provide a new designation of ‘Local Green Space’ to provide strong protection against development. They are also concerned with protecting wild-life habitat, recognising the location of Bollington as partly within the Peak Park Fringe, recognising the importance of local landmarks and footpaths.

Fields on hillside

The Built Environment and Heritage

This section is concerned with maintaining Bollington as an Historic Town and preserving the character of the four Conservation Areas. It requires that new developments must not harm key landscape focal points in the proximity of the 4 Conservation Areas.Clarence Mill

 

Tourism and Leisure

In  the response to the Questionnaire, there was some support for a modest expansion in Tourism to attract more visitors to the Town and support employment in the retail and hospitality business areas, provided attention was paid to the need for availability of supporting infrastructure, such as toilets and parking.

Canal, towpath and barges

 

Moving Around and Infrastructure

Although the Neighbourhood Plan has to be concerned primarily with planning decisions for land use, , probably the greatest concerns expressed by the Community were related to road safety and parking issues. The Policies aim to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. They also aim to give planning support for signage and heritage storyboards, provided they are of appropriate high quality, to provide information on attractions in Bollington and its Heritage for visitors.

Flowchart for moving around