The “Wilmslow Vision”

Posted by Andrew Blackhouse

Message from Christopher Dodson, Chairman of Wilmslow Trust and member of Wilmslow Town Council urging participation in the Wilmslow Vision Consultation.

Can I encourage you please to go to Wilmslow Leisure Centre before 30 April, look at the draft “Wilmslow Vision” and comment on it, and encourage any of your family or friends who live in Wilmslow to do likewise.

The document, which is deliberately provocative, sets out suggestions for what should happen in Wilmslow over the next 20 years, including the building of 1,500 more houses on one or more of several identified sites. (There are 9,500 houses in Wilmslow at the moment).

The “Wilmslow Vision” will form part of a plan for the whole of Cheshire East which will come into effect in 2014. All future planning applications in Wilmslow will be judged against this plan.

Although this is not mentioned in the “Wilmslow Vision” I believe that within the next month or so Cheshire East will also be seeking our views on a proposed major development near the centre of Wilmslow so please continue to keep your eyes and ears open and don’t succumb to “consultation fatigue”.

As I think Edmund Burke said, “all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.

“Draft proposals for the future development of Wilmslow have now been published and are available to view here and those who care about the town’s future are being urged to have their say.

The public consultation for Wilmslow Vision, which opened at Wilmslow Leisure Centre on Friday, 30th March, sets out objectives and potential development opportunities as well as priorities for investment in the town’s infrastructure.

The people of Wilmslow are being encouraged to take a look at the draft Wilmslow Vision, which is an important document that will help shape the future development of the town for the next 20 years.

The Wilmslow Vision public exhibition will be available to view during normal opening hours at Wilmslow Leisure Centre until April 30th. Throughout this period the displays will be staffed by a mixture of Wilmslow Town Council members, Cheshire East Council officers, and representatives from consultants Broadway Malyan on the following dates:

  • Friday March 30th: 11am – 7pm
  • Saturday March 31st: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday April 10th: 12 – 3pm
  • Wednesday April 18th: 2 – 5pm