Decision details

CE 18/19-25 Supplementary Planning Document - The Garden Village at Handforth - Final Approval

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to publish a Supplementary Planning Document for the Garden Village at Handforth.


That, having considered the recommendations of Strategic Planning Board, the finalised Garden Village Supplementary Planning Document be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The Supplementary Planning Document has been the subject of consultation and has been amended as a consequence of comments received. Having considered all of the representations made, the Council now needs to finalise the document. The Handforth Garden Village is a large and complex development site – and it is beneficial that guidance is prepared to direct its future development.

Alternative options considered:

A Design Guide and Master Plan are a requirement of Local Plan strategy Policy LPS33. Whilst these could be prepared and submitted as part of a planning application, the preparation of an Supplementary Planning Document is the most appropriate means of ensuring the planning guidance applying to the new village receives full and open consideration.

Publication date: 21/12/2018

Date of decision: 21/12/2018

Effective from: 05/01/2019

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