KNUTSFORD residents now have a chance to help shape development in the town for years to come. 

Cheshire East Council is working on its latest Local Plan, which will set out development needs across the borough for the next 15 or more years.

The current Local Plan, which covers 2010 to 2030, allocated more than 900 new houses to be built in Knutsford. 

As part of the process, it plans to consult residents, and town and parish councils, on issues including rural matters, homes for everyone, towns and villages, historic environment, transport, infrastructure, and more.

On Wednesday, June 5, at 7pm, Knutsford Town Council is holding a workshop at St John’s Church where residents, businesses, and other stakeholders can discuss the topics affecting the town.

Seven topics will be up for discussion in timed segments, and output will shape the town council’s response to the consultation which it will agree in late June.

Knutsford town clerk, Adam Keppel-Green, said: “The Local Plan is an incredibly important document which will determine how Knutsford develops over the coming years.

"It is vital we, as a community, are switched on to the Local Plan process and play an active role in shaping it from this first stage all the way through to the end.

“The objective of this workshop is to engage more people in the Local Plan process and for you to inform the town council’s own submission to the consultation.”

Documents relating to the proposed new plan can be read on the Cheshire East Council website, ahead of the consultation deadline of Monday, July 1. 

Adam added: “We know this isn’t the most exciting way to spend a Wednesday evening, but it is important. 

"As a town, we have to be actively engaged in the whole Local Plan process.”