Neighbourhood Plan The PC has applied to Cheshire East Council (CEC) to designate High Legh as a Neighbourhood Area. CEC held a six week consultation to determine whether the proposed Neighbourhood Area is suitable. This was completed in June and was discussed and passed by CE’s Strategic Planning Board on 14 August. Cllr Adams is organising a meeting with CE’s Planning Officers. If anyone in the Parish feels that they can contribute to this or have skills which could help the process, please contact the Clerk. A556 Update The Highways Agency has made an application to the Planning Inspectorate (PI) for an order to grant the development consent needed to build the scheme. The PI has accepted that the application could progress to the next stage, known as “examination”. Following the PI’s Preliminary meeting held on 3 September, an examination timetable has been issued. See www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a556-knutsford-to-bowdon-environmental-improvement for further details. You can also view the documents at Knutsford Library. The deadline for completion of the examination of the application is 4 March 2014. HS2 Update The Cluster Working Group of all local parish councils affected by HS2 had a stand at the Cheshire Show and have joined the All Cheshire Group which has recently been set up. The public consultation on the route is now open and closes on 31 January 2014. Useful web links and contacts for HS2 – www.hs2.org.uk and www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/hs2. Documents can also be viewed at Knutsford Library. In addition, HS2 Ltd has organised a series of information events which will take place along the line of route from mid-October 2013 to January 2014. The information events are an opportunity to pose questions to HS2 Ltd’s staff to seek clarity on different aspects of the proposal before submitting your response. The events will present the information from the consultation documentation in a range of formats, including local maps, interactive maps and sound demonstrations. Local events will be held at: Tatton Park, Knutsford on Friday 6 December noon-8pm and Saturday 7 December 10am-5pm We would also ask residents to put your comments on the CE website. Police Surgery – PCSO Lindsey Whitehead will be holding a surgery at High Legh Garden Centre on Saturday, 5 October at 10.00 a.m.
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