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Wilmslow and the Local Plan

Wilmslow has a population of approximately 30,000 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 Wilmslow Town Strategy aims for Wilmslow to flourish as a dynamic and sustainable town with strong community spirit which provides for the needs of the whole community in all aspects of life. It envisages a thriving town centre with an integrated transport network and high quality and accessible green spaces.

The document advocates in the order of 400 new homes within the town by 2030 but does not identify any sites for these new homes. It supports development of brownfield sites and places a high value on the Green Belt and greenfield sites. The Wilmslow Town Strategy also recognises the need to provide land for employment opportunities to encourage new and retain existing businesses.

The draft Wilmslow Vision proposed objectives to deliver in the order of 1,500 new homes and additional employment land in the town by 2030. Consultation on the draft Wilmslow Vision revealed significant concerns that the figure of 1,500 was too high and the Wilmslow Town Strategy, as re-written by Wilmslow Town Council, advocates in the order of 400 new homes by 2030 with an appropriate level of employment land to encourage new and retain existing employers. In addition, the proposal for a new settlement to the east of Handforth will meet some of the needs of Wilmslow and justifies a lower housing figure. As such, the Development Strategy proposes a reduced housing requirement of 400 new dwellings and 10 hectares of new employment land.

The Wilmslow Town Strategy does not identify any future sites for development but given the small number of available brownfield sites within the town, the Development Strategy has identified two strategic sites to accommodate some of the development requirement to 2030.

The land at Adlington Road is a greenfield site which is not within the Green Belt and is identified in the existing Macclesfield Borough Local Plan as safeguarded land that may be required to serve development needs in the longer term.

The Wilmslow Vision consultation did not reveal support for development on any of the alternative options identified, and this is the only strategic site in Wilmslow outside of the Green Belt which is available for development.

In addition to the Adlington Road site, it is considered that another site is required to help meet the development requirement. Wilmslow Town Council's Wilmslow Town Strategy identifies that whilst all Green Belt land is highly valued, the "least worst" option for employment development is considered to be the Royal London site. To help meet the overall development requirement, the

Development Strategy proposes that this is allocated for mixed-use development including employment. This site is currently within the Green Belt.

When reviewing Green Belt boundaries, the Council is required to have regard to the new boundaries' intended permanence in the long term so they should be capable of extending beyond the plan period (2030). As a result, it is proposed to remove land to the west of Royal London from the Green Belt and designate it as safeguarded land that may be required to serve development needs in the longer term.

View the full Wilmslow Town Strategy document

Planning Consultants for the Wilmslow area

We provide a comprehensive range of planning services for the Wilmslow area.

Ashall Town Planning are North West based and are ideally positioned to provide a bespoke and professional planning service in the Wilmslow 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 Wilmslow 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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