Issue details

Proposed Disposal of Public Open Space Land at Longridge, Knutsford

On 10 October 2017 Cabinet considered a report exploring the potential for enabling access to a development site at Longridge, Knutsford, known as LPS 38 in the Local Plan.


Cabinet resolved that the Executive Director of Place explore further options for facilitating access to the site over the covenanted ‘green land’ and undertake further consultation on the same whilst concurrently advertise the intention to dispose of public open space land delineated blue and delineated green in accordance with the Local Government Act, and that the Portfolio Holder give due consideration to any representations made in response to the advertisement and decide whether or not to dispose of any or all of the green or blue land.


The Council published the public open space disposal notices for two consecutive weeks in the local press on 23 November and on 30 November 2017 to confirm its intention to dispose of the land. A further notice was published with an amended Plan on 14 December and 21 December 2017.  In addition the information was made available at the Council Offices in Sandbach and on the Council’s website.  Knutsford Town Council was briefed in relation to the notices. The draft Portfolio Holder report was published on 17 July 2018 for a period of 28 days to allow an additional opportunity to make further representations.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Knutsford;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/07/2018

Decision due: 5 Oct 2018 by Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Lead member: Councillor Ainsley Arnold, Housing, Planning and Regeneration Portfolio Holder

Lead director: Executive Director Place

Contact: Frank Jordan, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Place Email: Tel: 01270 686643.

Consultation process

The Council published public open space disposal notices for two consecutive weeks in accordance with Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980) in November and December 2017.


From the date of publication of the notice to make a decision, there is a period of 28 days to allow an additional opportunity for residents and interested parties to make representations.  These can be made at the following email address:



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