Audlem Parish Council have provided this updated clarification of the current housing requirement for the Audlem Neighbourhood Plan
At the April Parish Council meeting, Cllr Geoff Seddon explained how the Government's latest position on Neighbourhood Plans affects Audlem. He has since provided further clarification
Some 3,600 new dwellings have been allocated to the 13 Local Service Centres, including Audlem for the period 2010 -2030.
Because of those applications that have already been approved, the required number is now revised down to 1,125 more dwellings required to be built between 2017 and 2030.
These approved applications include, amongst others, Little Heath (the Gladman site) and Heathfield Road.
At the time that the Neighbourhood Plan was made (approved) the required number was around the 160 mark.
This number had already been surpassed so there was no need, at that time, to allocate new sites for development.
However, due to the change that the Government has made, Neighbourhood Plans now need to include provision for new site allocations.
Cheshire East has sent out a Call for Sites to allow landowners to nominate their sites for future development. This request closed on April 10th.
Cheshire East's planners will let the Parish Council know which sites have been put forward and are suitable for development.
They will also give a revised figure for the number of dwellings allocated to Audlem for the remaining period up to 2030.
Parish Councillors will then review the sites put forward and, following consultation, will then decide which ones should be included in the revised Neighbourhood Plan.
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