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A Neighbourhood Development Plan is a plan prepared by a community that helps shape development in the area in which they live.

 Poynton Heritage Garden

Macclesfield Canal

Poynton Marina is the ideal place start a walk along the canal footpath or further afield into to Lyme Park and the Peak District. Walking maps are available from Civic Hall Reception.

See more of Poynton's interesting places and 'things to do' on our visitor information page.

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.

More photos here.

Poynton Poppies

The street poppies, made by Poynton Men in Sheds last year, were positioned along the main routes and gateways in Poynton and on noticeboards.

View a selection of photos here.

Poynton Men in Sheds Soldiers

The group made life-size Silhouette Soldiers to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Clickety Click made the poppies on the soldiers.

View a selection of photos here.

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Poynton 10K - Sun 17 March

Around 800 runners are expected to run the multi-terrain undulating 10km course on the roads and footpaths around Poynton & Higher Poynton. Road closure details below.

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Poynton Dementia Steering Group is looking for a volunteer to help support its work. Dementia information is available so you don't need to be an expert. More details.

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Poynton Neighbourhood Plan, Regulation 16 Consultation

Poynton Town Council have formally submitted the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan to Cheshire East Borough Council.

The publicity period for the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan will be for six weeks between: 23.01.19 – 08.03.19 until 7PM.

For more information please visit the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan section of Cheshire East Borough Council’s website here.

You can make representations to the consultation as follows:

Please send your representations on the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan by 08.03.19 at 7PM.

For further information please contact Cheshire East Council Neighbourhood Planning Team.


Neighbourhood Plan

The local volunteers who make up the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan team, with direction and guidance throughout from a planning professional, have recently put the finishing touches to the Poynton Neighbourhood Plan. This follows extensive local consultation over many months, and involved a large number of volunteers from our community in the early stages, as the Plan began to take shape. The Plan, which is evidence-based, covers vital areas such as the Green Belt and the Environment, Housing, Transport and Connectivity, Health and Wellbeing and the Town Centre in considerable detail.

The Submitted version of the Plan was recently approved by Poynton Town Council's Planning Committee, with some minor amendments, and subsequently approved at a meeting of the full Town Council on 4th December 2018. The Plan has now been forwarded to Cheshire East Council, who will check it for compliance with national planning policies and with their own Local Plan, which covers the whole of the Cheshire East area.

The Plan will be publicised by the Borough Council as local planning authority and they will notify anyone commenting previously on the Plan.

The consultation is open to anyone and not just those who commented previously on the plan. The consultation will be undertaken by Cheshire East Council and will run for six weeks. Copies of the plan and consultation details will be available in Poynton library. Any representations made at this stage will be passed directly to an independent examiner for their consideration.

An Independent Planning Examiner will then be appointed, approval of the candidate being agreed between the Town and Borough Councils, after which Cheshire East Council will arrange to hold a local referendum, probably by early summer 2019. This will involve all those Poynton residents on the electoral roll and, if more than 50% of those who respond vote in favour of the Plan, it acquires legal status, and must be paid due regard by developers, landowners and planning officers.

If the Plan achieves this status it will shape the scale and nature of future development in Poynton until 2030. An added bonus is that Poynton would then be able to retain 25% of what is known as the Community Infrastructure Levy, or CIL, paid for by those responsible for building new housing developments in Poynton.

Documentation (PDF)

Neighbourhood Plan final version – (PNP Reg 15 Submission Final) - click here.

Consultation Statement - click here.

Basic Conditions Statement - click here.




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