The Ollerton with Marthall Neighbourhood Plan

A neighbourhood plan is a document that sets out planning policies for the neighbourhood area, which is used by the local planning authority (Cheshire East) to decide whether or not to approve planning applications. The neighbourhood plan will be used in conjunction with national and local planning policies and is intended to address issues specific to our community. Importantly, the plan is written by the local community - the people who know and love the area, rather than the local planning authority and is a powerful tool to ensure we get the right types of development, in the right place. The plan will allow us to develop planning policies that reflect the priorities of this area and that have real legal weight. Once the plan has been written, the whole community will decide at a referendum vote whether the local authority should bring the plan into force.

Thank you to all who completed the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire that was distributed earlier this year. 88% of respondents agree with our vision that “In 2030 Ollerton with Marthall Parish, situated entirely within the green belt, will be a small but thriving rural community for residents and local businesses, preserving its historic buildings and rural character while benefiting from modern technologies”.

To hear more about the survey results and to discuss the key issues that will influence future planning policy in the parish, please come and meet us at our drop-in event at the Hall at Marthall on 24th January 2019 between 3:30pm and 7:30pm.

Members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group will be available throughout the event to share information about proposed planning policies, gather your feedback and of course to answer your questions.

For more information, please follow the links below.

About Neighbourhood Planning

Ollerton with Marthall Neighbourhood Plan (Cheshire East Website)

Letter to Residents February 2018