Res­i­dents urged to have a say on the town’s devel­op­ment

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

VOL­UN­TEERS and coun­cil­lors are work­ing to­gether to come up with a plan for the fu­ture of the town’s devel­op­ment.

The Bolling­ton Neigh­bour­hood Plan is a chance for the com­mu­nity to have a say on what should be built in the town, such as homes and of­fices, and will be adopted by Cheshire East Coun­cil and could in­flu­ence fu­ture plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions in the town.

A team from Bolling­ton has been set up to gather in­for­ma­tion from res­i­dents so you can have your say on what will hap­pen to the town’s devel­op­ment over the next 15 years and has set up a Neigh­bour­hood Plan Ques­tion­naire for res­i­dents to com­plete.

Coun Amanda Stott, Deputy Chair of the Bolling­ton Neigh­bour­hood Plan Steer­ing Group, said: “The views of all res­i­dents, com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses mat­ter. Our aim is to de­velop a Neigh­bour­hood Plan that truly re­flects res­i­dents wishes and help us achieve man­aged devel­op­ment in Bolling­ton for the fu­ture.”

The streer­ing group wants ev­ery res­i­dent over the age of 16 to com­plete the ques­tion­naire

We want ev­ery res­i­dent, over the age of 16, to com­plete the Neigh­bour­hood Plan Ques­tion­naire ei­ther on­line at www.Bolling­tontc.gov.uk, or fill in the pa­per ver­sion which is be­ing de­liv­ered to ev­ery house­hold.

More pa­per copies are avail­able at the Town Hall, Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Post Of­fice, Li­brary and Leisure Cen­tre.

When ap­proved, the Plan will be adopted by Cheshire East Coun­cil and have statu­tory pow­ers which will have to be taken into ac­count in re­la­tion to fu­ture plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions af­fect­ing Bolling­ton.

The group is also host­ing drop in ses­sions for any­one who needs help fill­ing out the forms.

Ques­tion­naires must be com­pleted by June 30.

The com­pleted Neigh­bour­hood Plan has to be ap­proved by the Town Coun­cil. It’s hoped the plan will be in place within 18 months.

●● Natalie Hughes, Paul and Tansy Wil­son and Peter Boul­ton at the un­veil­ing of the bronze leaf, inset, Mar­garet Hughes

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