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The Neighbourhood Plan Vision and Objectives

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Poynton Heritage Garden

The garden situated between the Civic Hall, Library and Priorslegh Medical Centre was the successful transformation of what was a little used public area into a colourful and tranquil space.

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The 2019 Civic Awards Winners

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Poynton Council Community Support Team

CCST Update

Recently the Council Community Support Team have assisted many residents via their surgeries, given safety talks to school children and dealt with various complaints. More details below.

New AEDs

Two new 24hr access defibrillators have recently been installed on Coppice Road & Anson Road. Download updated location list as PDF here. Community Training also available - details here.

Poynton Easy Access Scheme

We have mobility scooters & wheelchairs hirable at a small charge. Contact the Civic Hall on 01625 872238 for a free lesson and a 'test drive'. More details.

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Poynton Neighbourhood Plan


The vision and the objectives that set out what the plan is trying to achieve.

Neighbourhood Plan Summary - click here (PDF, 370KB)


What is a Neighbourhood Plan? Why is there a referendum? What are we voting on? But I don’t want any more development in Poynton! ANSWERS HERE.


The Vision for Poynton Neighbourhood Plan:

Over the next 15 to 20 years Poynton will evolve and develop in a way that respects and reflects the views of its community. Development will be of a high quality, sustainable and matched by the provision of infrastructure and services. Poynton will retain its character and heritage as 'a small town with a village feel', bounded on all sides by the Green Belt. The wide range of community activities and mix of businesses will expand and prosper within attractive surroundings. Current and future generations will enjoy a strong and inclusive sense of community, good access within Poynton and to neighbouring towns and villages, and a positive sense of wellbeing in a flourishing natural environment. Poynton will be a healthy, happy and fulfilling place to live, which the residents will be proud to call home.

Poynton Neighbourhood Plan Objectives:


To preserve and enhance the distinctive character of Poynton which Is achieved by the role of Green Belt in maintaining an open buffer between Poynton and surrounding towns, by protecting the surrounding countryside from development, by ensuring that built development is concentrated in the town and by protecting key views from and within Poynton. 

To protect and enhance Poynton’s green spaces, its natural and built environment, its heritage assets and its landscapes, so as to provide for and improve the lives of the local community.


To enable and support sustainable development which is appropriate for the future needs of Poynton’s community and age groups, whilst ensuring all development is sympathetic to the protection of the Green Belt and the preservation of the village atmosphere. By so doing this will maintain Poynton as a vibrant and aspirational place to live and work. 


To improve access, supported and encouraged through the provision and enhancement of safe and secure walking, cycling and mobility scooter/ wheelchair routes in and around Poynton. 

To improve rail infrastructure and rail and bus services in order to help reduce car use. 


To achieve a distinct identity and ‘village feel’ for Poynton through management of all of the aspects of the town centre (including property, architecture, streetscape and traffic).

To develop community land and buildings (for health, recreation, adult education etc) through the allocation of land and cooperation with relevant organisations;

To support businesses and employment in Poynton through policies for property use and for the comprehensive provision of high speed broadband. 


To provide an environment which is clean and healthy; an infrastructure which supports walking, cycling and access to green spaces and the countryside; a healthy lifestyle encouraged by the provision of recreational exercise, sports and swimming facilities; outstanding education and learning; and a comprehensive healthcare provision for all age groups in the community.



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