Sunday, 5 August 2012

Frodsham's future

CWaC Executive voted on Thursday night to start the extensive consultation process that will, after a public inquiry, lead to the council having a new local development framework that will replace the increasingly outdated local development plans drawn up by the predecessor district councils.  The plan is intended to regulate development between 2015-2030.

This Borough wide plan will be supplemented by Neighbourhood plans in due course.

For anyone interested in Frodsham and its future it is worth having a look at the relevant documentation even before it is formally published for consultation - and if you have any views on what is being proposed please do make sure you let me or Cllr Lynn Riley know.   

On 22 September Frodsham Foundation will be holding an open event where the plans for the future of Frodsham will be amongst the important items being discussed.  The venue will be announced in due course - but we are hoping to be able to stage the event in one of Frodsham's most seen but not used buildings - so watch this space!

The consultation version of the plan will be published later in August I think.  If you want to know the reasons why I'm a little uncertain about this - have a look at the webcast of the Executive meeting.  http://www.cheshirewestandchester.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/83128
You can also use this link to find the agenda and the relevant documentation.

Without intending to be arrogant - and on the assumption that you don't want to relive all of a 2:19 meeting - simply scroll through to the bits where I spoke.   (Use the icon that looks like a file with tabs).  The first time I spoke I dealt with the errors in the documentation concerning Frodsham and where we could have managed expansion over the plan period whilst making sure we protect the vast majority of our greenbelt.  I spoke last and was the only speaker who actually supported new development. The second time I dealt with the length of time the plans should be made available for consultation, and the third time was about an interim housing planning document seeking to regulate housing development applications prior to the LDF coming into force.

Do please let me know whether you agree or disagree with what I said - either directly or at the 22 September meeting.