The Town Council met at a specially convened meeting on Tuesday 29th March 2016 to agree its response to the consultation on the revisions to the Local Plan Strategy and as part of the consultation response repeated comments made to the Inspector in September 2015 supporting the North Cheshire Growth Village.
The Town Council is determined to maintain the character of Knutsford as a thrivingand picturesque historic market town, and a valuable key service centre for the area. The Town Council also understands the pressures of population growth and the current housing shortage. Therefore, whilst the Town Council would have been happier with the 650 houses allocated in the 2014 submission version of the local plan, it looks at the allocation of 950 contained within the current draft as a proposal “it can live with” and control with the help of a Neighbourhood Plan to maintain the character of the town.
You can view our full consultation response here: Response to CEC Local Plan Consultation