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Our Neighbourhood Plan Working Towards a Brighter Future



We're developing a vision for our town and we need your help.

The Neighbourhood Plan will affect everyone in Whaley Bridge.

Without a Neighbourhood Plan in place, any proposed development in our area  will be determined in accordance with the High Peak Borough Councils Local Plan, generally speaking without specific policies for Whaley Bridge.  The Local Plan covers the period up to 2031.

A Neighbourhood plan offers us an opportunity to define a level of detail which is specific to our own area. After an approval process, the detail in the Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside HPBC’s  Local Plan and allows  us  have a measure  of local control over development which occurs here.  It means that we can really make a difference to how Furness Vale and Whaley Bridge develops over the next 12 years up till 2031.

Now named ‘Vision4Whaley’ our Neighbourhood Plan covers the whole of the area including Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale, Taxal and Fernilee, some of which is in the Peak District National Park.

Over the next few months we'll be attending events to ask for your views to help shape this vision and develop a Neighbourhood Plan, ensuring the future takes the shape that the local Community want.



Here is what is happening this month


We asked local school children to design a postcard from the future and have been delighted with the results. You are able to see all of the 400 plus entries now on display at the Mechanics Institute during December


Thanks if you were one of the ones who completed the coaster survey that we placed in pubs, cafes and restaurants in Whaley Bridge. We are publishing the results in January so check back or sign up to our regular emails



Get in touch with Vision4Whaley to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.