Developing Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan: Welcome
What is a Neighbourhood Plan? A Neighbourhood Plan allows local communities to have more control over where development takes place and, more importantly, to influence the type and quality of that development. It has legal status and helps us, the residents of Hankelow, to determine our future and say where we think new houses should go, how many, what they look like and when they should be built. It provides us with a voice and, with the support of the local authority, Cheshire East Council, sets the framework for planning decisions in our Parish, all in accordance with national planning policy. Developers will have to respond to the Neighbourhood Plan and consult our local community when making proposals.
Without a Neighbourhood Plan the Parish is at risk of having inappropriate development being proposed and, we, the residents having to fight each case. It is important to the community of Hankelow that we develop in appropriate and sustainable way to the benefit of all residents, now and in the future – that is what the Neighbourhood Plan does for us.
Neighbourhood Plan News - what's the latest?
Hankelow Housing Needs Assessment 2010 - 2030
In May 2018, Cheshire East Council assisted the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group by drawing up a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) for the Parish. The HNA covers the period 2010 - 2030 and shows a profile of the local population and its likely requirement for housing over that period. There is much of interest in the report, nevertheless the key headline is that the target number of new dwellings predicted to be required by 2030 by the HNA is 16-18; at the 31st March 2017, there were 11 new dwellings completed and a further 32 committed bringing the total new build to 43.
Further details of the HNA and the file can be found here.
Report of Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to Hankelow Parish Council