The 6 week consultation period for the Regulation 14 version of the Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan has now closed and we would like to thank everyone who submitted comments, including residents, statutory consultees and developers. The team are now reviewing all the input received, together with the recent Secretary of State decision on the Appeal in Goostrey, to determine where the plan needs modification. Following this, a revised plan will be produced for submission to Cheshire East Council (Regulation 15/16) which will then undergo a further 6 week consultation period, followed by a review by an independent examiner. The final stage will be a referendum, during 2017, for all those on the Electoral Roll in Goostrey. It sounds like a long process, but it is similar to parliamentary legislation and the rules are laid down by the UK Government to ensure the final document is robust.
Cheshire East Council expect the overall Local Plan to be approved in 2017, so we are running in parallel with their process. When both Plans are “made” there will be a much better basis for decision making for future developments.