Have Your Say

We are consulting! We have reached the Reg 14 pre-submission stage in the Neighbourhood Plan formation process. This involves consulting all Woodford residents, those who work in Woodford, landowners and Businesses within the Neighbourhood Area about the proposed Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation period will run from 16th May to 30th June 2018 after which the proposed plan will be submitted to SMBC. It is important that the consultation produces a representative picture so it would be useful if you could respond to this consultation. The revised draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here. You can respond right here (below) online or, if you prefer, you can respond with good old-fashioned pen and paper by downloading and printing out a response form here.

Woodford Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee have developed a vision, objectives and draft policies for the Neighbourhood Plan based on analysis of evidence gathered from a residents’ questionnaire, a business survey, landscape and environment studies and a number of studies conducted on our behalf by professional consultants, including a Scoping Report by Kirkwells Ltd, a Housing Needs Assessment by AECOM, a Movement Study by Peter Brett Associates a Heritage and Character Assessment by AECOM, and a report by Cheshire Wildlife Trust. A draft Neighbourhood Plan document with all the necessary supporting evidence has been prepared and was submitted to the local council officers for comments. Following receipt of helpful comments from the council, the draft Neighbourhood Plan document has been circulated to Forum members for approval prior to the next stage: Pre-submission Consultation (Regulation 14). You will get a chance to have your say at the Pre-submission Consultation stage. Meanwhile, you can contact us using the contact page. Scroll down the page for links.

The revised draft Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here. The information and evidence supporting our policies can be viewed in the following reports:


The key stages in neighbourhood planning can be found here