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Sandbach Town Plan Project News

Sat 15 Sep 2012
Sandbach Town Plan

Sandbach Town Plan was officially launched on Saturday 15th September at Sandbach Today, which was held at St Mary’s Church Hall.

The plan will take forward many community –focused projects that will benefit all residents and improve the quality of life on offer to the people of Sandbach

The Town Plan Steering Group Chairman Paul Hebden says, “ The steering group has strived to reflect the views of residents, businesses and schools, and wish to thank the many people who joined in the process through public meetings, questionnaires and focus groups.  

 

Please find a PDF of Sandbach Town Plan  below.

 

For further information contact Sandbach Partnership on 01270 752124

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Sat 15 Sep 2012
Sandbach Town Plan

Please find below a PDF of the Sandbach Town Plan - Action Plan which was launched on Saturday 15th September.

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Mon 12 Mar 2012
Sandbach Town Plan

In June 2011 a questionnaire was distributed to Sandbach residents and businesses. It aimed to find out how our community should develop over the next 5 to 10 years and beyond.

The survey included questions based around five focus areas:

  • The Park, Green Spaces and Wildlife;
  • Transport, Parking and Cycling;
  • Leisure, Events and Amenities;
  • Shops, Commerce and Jobs;
  • Buildings, Heritage and Conservation. 

 

The full analysis of this survey is attached

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Mon 12 Mar 2012
Sandbach Town Plan

In conjunction with Sandbach Town Plan public consultation a youth survey was conducted with the cooperation of Sandbach School and Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College.

The full analysis of this survey is attached

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Thu 8 Mar 2012
Sandbach Town Plan

A presentation on the Action Plans resulting from the Town Plan public consultation conducted in the summer 2011, will be made at the Annual Town Meeting coordinated by Sandbach Town Council on Thursday 8th March 7pm at Sandbach Town Hall.

Everyone is welcome.

The full analysis of the consultation will be available shortly on this website and Sandbach Town Council's website.

Mon 5 Sep 2011
Sandbach Town Plan

Deadline Extended For Sandbach Town Plan Questionnaires

The deadline for the return of questionnaires for Sandbach Town Plan has been extended to 5thSeptember. Barry Moran, Cheshire East and Sandbach Town Councillor, explained “This survey gives residents the opportunity to air their views and influence future changes to Sandbach, so it is important to give people adequate time to complete and return their questionnaires. The results of the survey will form the basis of a Town Action Plan for Sandbach, which will effect how the town develops during the next 10 - 15 years. Since we want to obtain as wide a selection of opinions as possible, the Town Plan Steering Group has extended the deadline until after the traditional holiday season.” 

Questionnaires can be completed online at www.sandbach.gov.uk by clicking on the Sandbach Town Plan Survey link. All online respondents will be automatically entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £250. Those residents who prefer to complete a paper copy can obtain additional questionnaires from the library. All household members can submit an individual response. 

Don’t miss your chance to change your town

Mon 1 Aug 2011
Sandbach Town Plan

Sandbach Town Plan Survey Deadline Approaches  

The completion deadline for Sandbach Town Plan survey is fast approaching with residents being asked to complete the questionnaire by 1stAugust.

The survey, designed to find out residents’ views on living in Sandbach, offers inhabitants the perfect opportunity to influence changes to the town. Its results will form the basis of a Town Plan for Sandbach, which will influence how the town develops during the next 10 - 15 years. Residents are being asked to complete the questionnaire online or by filling in the paper copies which were delivered to each household in June. 

Barry Moran, Cheshire East and Sandbach Town Councillor, said  “This is the perfect opportunity to have your say on the future on Sandbach. The questionnaire only takes around 20 minutes to complete and the results will be used to form an action plan to make real and positive changes to our town. The Town Plan Survey results will also feed into Cheshire East’s Local Development Framework consultation which is happening at present.” 

Questionnaires need to be submitted by 1stAugust. All household members can submit an individual response. The easiest way to do so is online @ www.sandbach.gov.uk. Just click on the Sandbach Town Plan Survey link. All online respondents will be automatically entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £250. Those residents who prefer to complete a paper copy can obtain additional questionnaires from the library. 

Don’t miss your chance to change your town

Mon 28 Mar 2011
Sandbach Town Plan

Sandbach Town Council, working closely with Sandbach Partnership, is running a project to develop a comprehensive Town Plan for the future development of the town toward 2020.

The project will seek to build upon an existing town vision, which was developed by the Town Council in 2007 and identified a number of quality standards and regeneration projects to take the town forwards, after wide consultation across the local community. Further widespread consultation will now be undertaken with individual members of the public, local businesses and the wealth of clubs societies and organisations based in the town, to update the original vision and generate new ideas.

Cllr Keith Haines, who is championing the project, commented, “The existing Town Vision has given direction to a number of projects, some of which have been completed and others which are ongoing. We now want to expand the vision statements into a more comprehensive and far-reaching development plan, which is based on the considered views of all stakeholders within the town.”

Dot Flint, Chairman of Sandbach Partnership commented “Sandbach Partnership is proud of its record in bringing inward investment and regeneration schemes into Sandbach over the last few years. We are keen to continue this good work and see the development of a Town Plan as a key building block in determining future schemes which will meet the expectations of the local community.”

Following public meetings during the Summer and Autumn of 2010 and formation of a Steering Group, it was decided to form five Focus Groups to study various topics, and issue an open invitation to members of the public to join those Focus Groups that represented their area of interest. The five Focus Groups are:

 

Group Spokesperson
Leisure, Events and Amenities Mike Benson
Shops, Commerce, Industry and Jobs David McGifford
Transport, Parking, Cycling and Pedestrians Vaughan Thompson
Building, Heritage and Conservation Malcolm Thurston
Parks and Green Spaces Donald Bone

Most of the groups held initial meetings at the end of October 2010 to evaluate the topics that they would cover and to assess the level of public interest. The initial response has been enthusiastic, although additional support from members of the public would be welcomed. This would help in getting the work done and ensure that we get balanced views that reflect the whole community.

The Focus Groups plan to continue their work through to Spring 2011, and will be working on the key questions to put to the public in early Summer 2011. When all the group’s questions have been rationalised and amalgamated, they will be put into a questionnaire for a widespread consultation with the whole community of Sandbach. The questionnaire will be made widely available in paper form through a number of outlets such as the library, Sandbach Partnership, the Literary Institute and many more. In addition to the paper copies, it is also hoped that thousands of Sandbach residents will complete the questionnaire on line.

Anybody interested in attending one of the focus groups or joining the Steering Group should contact Project Coordinator Sue Brereton, sue [dot] brereton [at] sandbachpartnership [dot] co [dot] uk or tel 01270 752124

Sun 27 Mar 2011
Sandbach Town Plan
The population of Sandbach at the 2001 Census was 17,630. The population is increasing with new developments. To promote and encourage beneficial change, Sandbach Town Council worked closely with the Partnership and other local and regional organisations to deliver its:

Vision for Sandbach

Key elements of the Vision are being incorporated into the Sandbach Town Plan (see above).

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