Congleton and the Local Plan
Congleton has a population of approximately 29,000 and is situated in the Borough of Cheshire East, it lies on the banks of the River Dane, to the west of the Macclesfield Canal and 21 miles south of Manchester.
Cheshire East is characterised by its distinctive historic towns each with their own history, character and charm. These towns lie at the heart of the Borough, and their vitality and growth is essential for the future prosperity of Cheshire East. These towns serve as Key Service Centres for a wider locality with a good range of facilities including shops, schools and cultural and leisure facilities.
The Key Service Centres of Alsager, Congleton, Handforth, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow provide a range of services and opportunities for employment, retail and education. They serve a wide catchment area and contain public transport links. The Key Service Centres offer opportunities for sustainable economic growth that can meet the aspirations of the Borough and local communities.
The Vision for the Key Service Centres is:
The towns Alsager, Congleton, Handforth, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow will see growth, with high quality homes and business premises provided to meet local needs, where smaller independent traders will continue to thrive and where all development will contribute to creating a strong sense of place.
The theme of the final Congleton Town Strategy is very much one of employment led growth supported by new transport links, facilities and housing. The provision of new employment land to cater for existing firms wishing to expand and to attract inward Congleton investment into the town is seen as pivotal to the successful future of the town.
Because of the nature of the existing highway network, a new northern link road between the A534 Sandbach Road and the A536 Macclesfield Road is seen as essential to provide access to land for employment and housing development and to help relieve congestion and air quality issues in the town. Growth is also expected to assist in supporting the role of Congleton town centre for shopping, business, leisure and community facilities. A number of potential development sites are identified, however the stakeholder panel gave priority to those sites on the north and west of the town associated with the proposed northern link road.
Within the Development Strategy, 3,500 new homes and 20 hectares of employment land (up to 2030) has been proposed as part of a strategy to deliver employment led growth and the Congleton Link Road. Sites which contribute to the delivery of the Congleton Link Road are closest to existing employment sites and provide access to the greater part of Cheshire East and the M6 Motorway without the need to cross the town have been given priority. They include extensions to the existing employment sites at Radnor Park and Congleton Business Park, land at Giantswood Lane to Manchester Road and Manchester Road to Macclesfield Road.
Planning Consultants for the Congleton area of Cheshire East
We provide a comprehensive range of planning services for the Congleton and Cheshire East Council area.
Ashall Town Planning are North West based and are ideally positioned to provide a bespoke and professional planning service in the Congleton and the wider Cheshire East Council area to assist householders and developers to successfully obtain Planning Permission.
If you are seeking professional independent Planning or Property Development Advice in the Congleton area, require Planning Drawings or advice on a Planning Permission Application to Cheshire East Council, as Chartered Town Planning Consultants we are the ideal people to guide you through the planning process and to help you obtain the planning permission you need.
Having been established for 25 years we have a vast experience of dealing with Planning Officers from Cheshire East Council, and its former incarnations of Knutsford, Macclesfield, Congleton, and Crewe & Nantwich. By appointing us as your consultants, acting as your agent with Cheshire East Council you will benefit from our many years of experience giving your application the greatest chance of success.
We offer the following services:
Architectural Planning Drawings
Access to Chartered Architect services
Permitted Development Applications (Lawful Certificate)
Planning Permission Applications for House Extensions & Loft Conversions
Retrospective Planning Applications
Planning Permission Applications for Change of Use Class
Planning for Commercial Properties
Planning Permission Applications for Converting a House to Flats
House in Multiple Occupation Applications
Planning Permission Applications for New Build Developments
Planning for Childrens Day Nurseries
Planning for Pubs & Restaurants
Planning for Motor Trade & Car Washes
Planning for Takeaways
Listed Building Consent Applications
Conservation Area Applications
Ashall Town Planning Consultants cover all areas in Cheshire East, including Alderley Edge, Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Handforth, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow.