WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT?
“We want to hear the thoughts and opinions of the public so where possible we can weave these in to the Vision for the new village”
Cheshire East Council, in conjunction with its Development Company, Engine of the North (EotN) are promoting land to the south east where the A555 crosses A34.
The proposed scheme known as North Cheshire Growth Village (NCGV) is a residential led mixed-use scheme.
The decision as to whether the site achieves allocation will be dealt with through the local plan process. The forum for supporting or opposing the sites allocation is also being dealt with separately to this event.
The site is in a highly sustainable location. The scale of the proposed proposition creates an opportunity to develop a new settlement, which is rich in good design principles.
One third of the proposed scheme will be public open space and amenity. This equates to 30 ha nearly 75 acres or about 50 football pitches.
The purpose of this event is to engage with local residents and stakeholders to better understand what they would like to see within the scheme should it become allocated.
The site currently provides amenity for many people including walkers and anglers. With the scale of what is proposed there is a real opportunity for the site to provide amenity for a larger number of people with a much wider range of activities. Improved access to the wider area would mean more people benefiting from what could be created.
From the wider consultation the ideas and aspirations for NCGV will be incorporated in to a Vision Document. If the site achieves allocation the Vision will then be evolved in to a Design Code, which will set the standard for the site and ensure delivery of the Vision, removing the risk of the scheme being watered down at a later date.
We want to know what people would like to see, what environment should we create.
It is proposed that the Council, through EotN will remain as Lead Developer for the scheme managing the sites strategic infra structure and landscaping. The site would not be disposed of to one or two developers. EotN would dispose of the site in phases to ensure control is retained and the Vision delivered.
In addition to the delivery of an exemplar scheme, the Council are committed to the long-term success of NCGV and to the creation of a legacy for future generations. To achieve this the long term stewardship and management of the Village would rest with a newly created management company made up of the Council, residents and stakeholders.
Your views and ideas are welcomed, so please help us shape the Vision for this exciting opportunity.