The Newhall Neighbourhood Plan
Aug 2, 2019
The Newhall Neighbourhood Plan is now at the 'Regulation 16' consultation stage.
The plan sets out a vision for the future of the parish and contains policies which will be used to determine planning proposals locally. You can download a copy of the plan here and have a look at the policies and strategies it contains.
The Newhall Parish Neighbourhood Plan ('the plan') has been prepared in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and is now in its pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14) stage. The plan covers the period to 2030 and has been prepared under the authority of Newhall Parish Council (the qualifying body)
A summary leaflet about the plan is available to download further down this page
A Summary Leaflet for the Newhall Neighbourhood Plan
April 26, 2019
We've summarised some key points of the content of the plan and provided a summary of progress and next steps in a summary leaflet. Download a copy using the button below, or pick up a printed version from one of these locations:
The Bhurtpore Inn
St Andrew’s Methodist Church
Wrenbury Medical Centre
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
A Neighbourhood Plan is a document created by a committee of local residents, using input from all residents in the parish. It details what type of facilities and development is needed locally. This is then used in conjunction with Cheshire East Council's 'Local Plan' (which covers the planning strategy for all of Cheshire East) whenever decisions are made about local developments in the area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan - i.e. within the Newhall Civil Parish. The Neighbourhood Plan may also be used to help justify funding from local government for specific community needs. Before it can be adopted and used, the Neighbourhood Plan must be approved by local residents via a referendum and also by Cheshire East Council.
Do I get any input into what goes into the plan?
Yes! A very important part of creating the plan is a survey which goes to all residents. Everyone answers the survey with their answers and suggestions as to what is needed within the area. Those answers are then used to create the Neighbourhood Plan.
Will the Council be able to overrule anything we put into the Neighbourhood Plan?
Cheshire East Council will still have the ultimate say on what developments are approved or rejected, but the Newhall Neighbourhood Plan will be an official part of the planning process, and even has the same legal status as Cheshire East's own plan. The Neighbourhood Plan will effectively describe the local detailed developments in our area, which fit with the broader strategies in the Cheshire East plan, and the Council must use it as a guide when planning decisions are made in the Newhall Parish.
Who are the
Neighbourhood Plan Team?
The Neighbourhood Plan team has been formed from local residents who have volunteered to give up some time to help get a Neighbourhood Plan in place for Newhall. The committee currently meet fortnightly at the Bhurtpore Pub.
The Neighbourhood Plan team is authorised by Newhall Parish Council to prepare the plan - some members of the team are also Parish Councillors.
For more information on the Parish Council, click here.
The picture shows some of the committee hard at work on the plan