After a process that has lasted over two years, finally the Winsford Neighbourhood Plan went to a public referendum on Thursday 23rd October 2014.
You can view the plan here:
The people of Winsford in Cheshire voted in favour of the Winsford Neighbourhood Plan at a referendum held on 23 October 2014. 2,620 people voted in favour of the plan compared to a no vote of 1,160. The polls were open from 7am until 10pm. The result was announced just before midnight the same evening.
This is the largest Neighbourhood Plan to have reached referendum so far in England. It sets the direction for Winsford’s growth until 2030, with 3,300 new homes and 35 hectares of employment land allocated across 24 sites in and around the town.
Supporting documents relating to the Neighbourhood Plan can be found here.
The Neighbourhood Plan has featured as a story in the Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich Guardian several times, the first on July 2011. You can view all of the reports on the plan here. During the run up to the referendum the plan was widely discussed on Facebook and Twitter and in the local newspapers. Yes campaigners placed banners around the town and set up a website with the support of several local businesses.