The Town Council has responded to the Cheshire East Council consultation on the new Borough Design Guide. The Town Council has objected to Knutsford being classified in the “North Cheshire Fringe” on the grounds that it gives the impression Knutsford is more urban than it is. We have requested that more consideration is given to the varied architecture of Knutsford and have given a range of examples of what the Town Council considers best represent Knutsford.
Our overall comment on the document is that it is essential that all of Knutsford’s heritage and character is recognised in the Design Guide because this is what both planning officers and developers will be referring to in planning decisions and without this Knutsford’s character will be misrepresented and its sense of place will be lost forever. For this reason we argue that the description of Knutsford must be accurate.
You can view the full consultation response here: Consultation Response to Design Guide