Neighbourhood Plan Consultation and Evidence

Woodford Neighbourhood Forum Management Committee 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, was prepared and submitted to the local council officers for comments. Comments from the council were taken into account to produce a revised version which was sent to forum members for review prior to Pre-submission Consultation (Regulation 14). Scroll down the page for links.

The Pre-submission version of the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here. Pre-submission Consultation ran from 16th May to 30th June 2018. It is now closed.

The Submission Version of the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan can be viewed here. Submission Consultation ran for 6 weeks until 7th December 2018. It is now closed.

Supporting Documents for the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan: 

We are required by legislation to present the three following documents to support the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan:

  1. WNP SEA and HRA Screening Report
  2. WNP Basic Conditions Statement
  3. WNP Consultation Statement


Appendices to Consultation Statement which are separate documents:

Consultation Statement Appendix A:  Xmas Card 2015

Consultation Statement Appendix B: Neighbourhood Plan Surveys. This includes the evidence documents below, plus: Residents’ Questionnaire 2014  and Charity Survey 2015

Consultation Statement Appendix D: All representations to Pre-Submission (Reg 14) Draft WNP

Consultation Statement Appendix G: Amendments to WNP Pre-submission draft for Submission version

Evidence supporting the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan:

The information and evidence supporting our policies can be viewed in the following reports:


The key stages in neighbourhood planning can be found here