This page brings together the different plans and data that have been produced concerning Knutsford. It is intended to be an open resource for those researching Knutsford, preparing planning applications and generally involved in preparing proposals for the town to ensure they are informed by the available data.

Many of the documents on this page are produced by third parties and may not be suitable for users of adaptive technology. This page contains a number of links to external websites.

If you have a document for this resource, please email townclerk@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

KNUTSFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory planning document which forms part of the ‘development plan’ for Knutsford alongside the Cheshire East Council Local Plan. Cheshire East Council must use the Neighbourhood Plan policies when making decisions on planning applications in Knutsford and it also contains a number of aspirations which sit outside the planning system.

KNUTSFORD TOWN PLAN

The Knutsford Town Plan was developed between 2008 and 2010 as a critical, in-depth survey of the views of the community.

It’s aim was to collect the opinion of the town to see how the town should develop over the next 5-10 years. It contains a wealth of information on the community’s views across a diverse array of subjects.

TRANSPORT

 

KNUTSFORD INFRASTRUCTURE LOCAL DELIVERY PLAN (2020)

This document provides additional detail to support the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan and sets out a series of specific infrastructure improvements required to make cycling in Knutsford safer and easier.

Download the Knutsford Cycle Infrastructure Local Delivery Plan

 

KNUTSFORD CYCLE PLAN (2017)

The Knutsford Cycle Plan was prepared by Cycle Knutsford in 2017 alongside the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan. It sets out the current condition of cycling in the town and the needs of the town to help promote cycling and collates responses to a 2016 consultation which identified the challenges facing Knutsford cyclists.

Download the Knutsford Cycle Plan

BUILT HERITAGE

 

CONSERVATION AREAS

There are five Conservation Areas in Knutsford, four of which have appraisal documents describing their character, heritage and how the areas can be better conserved.

You can view the appraisals via the Cheshire East Council website:

  • Crosstown Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Knutsford Town Centre Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Heathfield Square Conservation Area Appraisal
  • Legh Road Conservation Area Appraisal

The St John’s Conservation Area does not have an appraisal. The Town Council is currently leading reviews for all five areas.

 

LISTED BUILDINGS

Wikipedia has a comprehensive list of the 114 listed buildings in Knutsford: Listed Buildings in Knutsford (Wikipedia)

In addition there are 16 locally listed buildings: Cheshire East Council Locally Listed Buildings

 

OTHER STUDIES / DOCUMENTS

Cheshire Historic Towns Survey – Knutsford Archaeological Assessment (2003)

OPEN SPACE

OPEN SPACES INVENTORY (2018)

The Knutsford Open Spaces Inventory was compiled for the Neighbourhood Plan in 2018 to log and categorise all significant green and open spaces in Knutsford.

Download the Knutsford Open Spaces Inventory

 

OPEN SPACES ASSESSMENT (2012)

The Knutsford Open Spaces Assessment was prepared by Cheshire East Council and appraises the types of open space within Knutsford. It concluded that there is a shortage in outdoor sports provision, a lack of children’s play provision and that open space provision is generally poorer in the south west part of town.

Download the Knutsford Open Spaces Assessment

THE ENVIRONMENT

GREEN CORRIDORS (2018)

This report was prepared for the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan and details the green corridors across Knutsford.

Download the Knutsford Green Corridors Report

 

PROTECTING AND ENHANCING KNUTSFORD’S NATURAL ENVIRONMENT (2017)

This report was prepared by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust for the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan. It identifies the natural assets within Knutsford and the high/medium value ecological sites.

Download Protecting and Enhancing Knutsford’s Natural Environment.

 

OTHER STUDIES AND DOCUMENTS

Ecological Appraisal, 1st Knutsford Scout Hut, Moorside (2015)