KNUTSFORD residents are being given a chance to learn more about the plans for a controversial 'village' development in the town.

The Tatton Estate is inviting the community to a public consultation to find out more about its Bluebell Village proposal off Manchester Road.

From 2.30pm until 7pm tomorrow (February 29), residents can engage directly with the Tatton Estate team, including highways and planning consultants, at the Charlton Lodge Scout Hut in Moorside, Knutsford.

The representatives will be on hand to answer questions, while visitors can review the proposals and offer further feedback on highways and access; active travel; environmental sustainability principles; social value; and the updated constraints plan and masterplan. 

Campaigners have opposed the proposal since the initial plans for the Bluebell Village were submitted in 2018.

An amended scheme, partially approved in 2019, consisted of 275 new homes, made up of a care home and no more than 250 houses, and a number of shops.

This was subject to the completion of a legal agreement – but that was never fully agreed so the application did not get final approval.

So far, only outline plans for a new scheme have been revealed and this consultation follows a public meeting held on November 30 last year about the revised application.

Consultation visitors are encouraged to share their views with the representatives present or leave a comment card.

The Charlton Lodge Scout Hut is fully accessible, with disability access, toilet facilities, and ample parking nearby, to ensuring all community members can participate in the discussion.