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Boundary Commission Proposals
The Boundary Commission for England has put forward initial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries. The full documents and information about the proposals are here. Consultation closed on 5th December.
Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – how to comment
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has commenced consultation on a new statutory development plan for the conurbation – the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The Plan covers the period 2015-2035. Consultation on the document is from 31 October until 23 December 2016.
The Framework is a strategy to deliver economic growth and environmental improvements across Greater Manchester. Growth is focussed on a series of ‘gateways’ mainly around the M60, alongside new garden suburbs and areas of green infrastructure. It includes new industrial and warehousing floor space and offices.
Greater Manchester has a housing requirement of 227,200 homes between 2015 and 2035 – an average of 11,360 homes pa. Almost a quarter of these are proposed for Manchester City, with the remainder distributed across the other nine Boroughs. Some 28 per cent of the new homes proposed for the city-region would be built on Greater Manchester’s green belt, removing 4,900 hectares of land from it to provide either new employment zones or ‘Garden Suburbs’ .
The Following allocations are close to the Cheshire East boundary: High Lane: 4,000 homes; Woodford: 238Ha / 2,400 homes; A34 Cheadle: 3,700 homes; Heald Green 2,000 homes; Business Expansion at the Airport. Full details are here and the document and consultation information are here.
The 6-week consultation period on the Plan ended on 18th November at 10pm. Many useful comments have already been received and every comment will be carefully considered so that the group can produce the best possible plan for submission to Cheshire East Council. Please take time to look on-line or browse the hard copies of the Plan at the Civic Hall and in the library.
You can see the full Plan by clicking here.
It is with great sadness that the Town Council has learnt of the death of Ruth Harrison, former Poynton Town Councillor. The Town Council offers its sincere condolences to Mrs Harrison’s family members.
Every Wednesday from 10am – 12 noon at the Civic Hall (six-week pilot started 9th November). Working with Carers Trust 4 All and Cheshire East Partnerships and Communities Team, these drop-in sessions are for all carers who would like to talk about any concerns they have with friendly, experienced and trained professionals who can provide information and advice, some practical help or a break from caring responsibilities. All are welcome to drop-in or for more information, please contact Val Burlison, Cheshire East Council, on email@example.com, or ring Sharon Duke on 01625 8772238.
Poynton Christmas Fest, 6th December
Local Paralympian Sophie Thornhill has kindly agreed to open proceedings! Park Lane will be traffic free from 7pm to 9pm for this seasonal community event for all the family. There will be a firework display at 8pm, and live entertainment, street performers, community carol singing, and many local charities and other stallholders.
A number of Park Lane retailers will have late night opening, and there will be BBQs and festive food and drink.
Poynton Round Table will be bringing Father Christmas on his sleigh, the cups and saucers children's roundabout will be in the Farmers Arms car park. The Fest is organised by a small band of volunteers, Projects 4 Poynton.
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