Views are sought for town plan

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

POYN­TON Town Coun­cil wants your help to shape a vi­sion for the town over the next 15 years.

It has launched a con­sul­ta­tion process for its Neigh­bour­hood Plan. This feeds into Cheshire East Coun­cil’s Lo­cal Plan, the strat­egy for hous­ing and em­ploy­ment un­til 2030.

Hous­ing is a key con­cern for Poyn­ton, be­cause the Lo­cal Plan claims the town needs to build 650 new homes and pro­poses changes to the green belt bound­ary to achieve it.

Three sites be­ing con­sid­ered in­clude: Sprinks Farm off Dick­ens Lane; Hazel­badge Road; and to the south of Ch­ester Road bor­der­ing the Bird es­tate.

The Neigh­bour­hood Plan iden­ti­fies space for up to 348 new homes in­clud­ing: up to 70 homes on the for­mer Ver­non In­fant School; 40 homes on Glas­ton­bury Tri­an­gle and 88 on Poyn­ton Sports Club. It also high­lights green belt at the junc­tion of Glas­ton­bury Drive and Lon­don Road North as a po­ten­tial site for new hous­ing.

Other poli­cies iden­ti­fied in the plan in­clude: ex­tend­ing the town cen­tre area and shared space zone to in­clude Poyn­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Poyn­ton Green; ex­pand­ing health fa­cil­i­ties; new car park­ing be­hind Park Lane shops; and work­ing to en­sure all schools are out­stand­ing.

No new em­ploy­ment land has been ear­marked in the plan but to boost busi­ness poli­cies in­clude pro­vid­ing small, flex­i­ble work spa­ces and high speed broad­band.

The big fo­cus for trans­port is sup­port­ing the planned Poyn­ton re­lief road; ex­pand­ing the P1 bus ser­vice to Step­ping Hill Hos­pi­tal and more road­side park­ing bays.

The con­sul­ta­tion also cen­tres on Sov­er­eign House, the empty of­fice block, and pro­poses it as a cen­tre for small busi­nesses and start-ups; apart­ments or ho­tel.

Mal­colm Adam, who is on the neigh­bour­hood plan steer­ing group, said: “This is the first op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to in­flu­ence the scale and na­ture of de­vel­op­ment in Poyn­ton over the next 20 years. It’s re­ally im­por­tant that we hear their views.”

The re­sults of the con­sul­ta­tion will cre­ate a draft plan which will go to Cheshire East Coun­cil ahead of a ref­er­en­dum of res­i­dents.

To have your say visit www.poyn­tonnp.org.uk.

●● Sov­er­eign House could be­come a cen­tre for small busi­nesses and start-ups un­der pro­pos­als for the next Neigh­bour­hood Plan for Poyn­ton

●● Man­ager David Styan and Ja­son Kenny open the new Aldi in Poyn­ton

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