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Our Neighbourhood Plan Working Towards a Brighter Future


The Neighbourhood Plan

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 Council's Local Plan, generally speaking without specific policies for Whaley Bridge.  The Local Plan covers the period up to 2032.

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 up till 2032.

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.

Vision4Whaley is organised by a small group of Volunteers and is supported and partly funded by Whaley Bridge Town Council


26th November 2023

The Neighbourhood Plan for Whaley Bridge has now been through the examination process. High Peak Borough Council have issued their Decision Statement.

The Plan is ready for the referendum

What happens next?

 The Plan will now be put to a local referendum on the 7th December 2023.
If accepted it will be used to shape planning policy over the next 10 years. The final plan will be taken into account when the Council is weighing up new proposals for housing or industrial development in the area.


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

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