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Sandbach and the Local Plan

Sandbach has a population of approximately 18,000 and is situated in the Borough of  Cheshire East.

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 final Sandbach Town Strategy is firmly based on ensuring the town moves towards being a balanced community by increasing employment opportunities in the town, through

delivering additional employment land, promoting tourism opportunities in the town and enhancing and promoting the town centre. The protection and enhancement of the town's heritage and important green areas on the edge of the town are seen as important objectives.

The Sandbach Town Strategy identifies a number of potential development areas in the town, however, these have not been agreed by Sandbach Town Council at this stage.

Sandbach - a thriving market town, with a historic heart. The aims of the draft Sandbach Town Strategy include ensuring that by 2030, the town has a vibrant economy, with growth appropriate to the scale of the town.

To ensure that Sandbach has a vibrant economy, the Sandbach Town Strategy recognises the need for additional employment development in Sandbach including a new business park adjacent to Junction 17 of the M6.

The Development Strategy identifies this area as a mixed use site, to include 20 hectares of employment land, a local centre, open space and about 700 new homes. The development of this site also reflects a key part of the overall Development Strategy which is to ensure that a range of new jobs are provided within the M6 corridor. The development of this site will also provide improvements to Junction 17 of the M6.

A further site is proposed at the former Albion Chemical Works, where the Council has previously resolved to grant planning permission for a mixed development including 375 dwellings and employment land. The development of this site would also help to ensure that the town has a vibrant economy that will provide a variety of jobs in the future and a choice of high quality places for

people to live.

A 'Strategic Open Gap' is proposed to ensure that Sandbach does not merge with nearby settlements such as Crewe and retains its rural setting. This reflects the objectives of the Sandbach town strategy.

View the full SandbachTown Strategy document

Planning Consultants for the Sandbach area of Cheshire East

We provide a comprehensive range of planning services for the Sandbach 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 Sandbach 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 Sandbach 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.

Havi ng 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

Architectural Plans

Architectural Drawings

Access to Chartered Architect services

Planning Appeals

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.

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