Exhibition to open for views on town plan
A PUBLIC exhibition will be held to display the results of a town-wide survey on how the town should develop.
Residents are invited to the event to see how people responded to the questionnaire sent to all households to help draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for Bollington.
Neighbourhood plans allow communities to set out how they would like their town to develop and should be taken into account by councils when planning applications come forward.
In Bollington, it was thought important to have a plan in place to try and protect the special heritage and characteristics of the town.
A group was formed to set up the plan and a questionnaire was sent to all residents with questions about housing, facilities, traffic and open spaces.
The results of this will be shown at a public meeting this weekend.
Coun Amanda Stott, from Bollington Town Council, said: “We hope as many residents as possible will come to the exhibition to see the views expressed in the questionnaire and also to provide further feedback, comments and suggestions for the emerging plan.
“Input and evidence from the local community must be at the heart of our Neighbourhood Plan.
“We would also welcome more residents to come forward as volunteers.”
Further public consultation initiatives will take place later this year and during 2016 as the plan develops.
Coun Stott said: “These will all contribute towards helping us define the objectives and policies within the Neighbourhood Plan.”
The meeting is at Bollington Cross School on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 from 10am to 4pm.
The Neighbourhood Plan team will be there to answer questions and take feedback.
For further information contact town clerk David Naylor on 01625 572985.
●● Members of the group helping to put together the Neighbourhood Plan for Bollington
●● Bollington Walking Festival is back with host of walks and events