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Creating Our Future Village

Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area. Local communities can choose to: 

  • set planning policies through a Neighbourhood Development Plan that is used in determining planning applications.

  • grant planning permission through Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right to Build Orders for specific development which complies with the order.


Neighbourhood planning is not a legal requirement but a right which communities in England can choose to use. Our unique village and its superb historic landscape setting is under threat from a number of directions. Some of these we can do little about with a Neighbourhood Development Plan (HS2 for example), but for others (such as the Redrow development) we can try to ensure that it is preserved and conserved as much as possible.


In the autumn of 2018, Warburton Parish Council decided to seek permission from Trafford Council to produce a Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Parish Council have previously produced a Village Design Statement (2004) and this will feed into the new Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Warburton Neighbourhood Development Plan gives residents the opportunity to determine what is appropriate development and what should be protected from development for ourselves. It is a superb opportunity and one we really should not miss.

First Consultation - December 2021

In December 2021 Warburton Parish Council held a drop in session to gain feedback on the first part of the plan (The Vision Statement and Planning Document).  In addition, copies of this document where also distributed to every household in the village.  Feedback was received and has been incorporated into the initial plans. You can read a copy of the feedback summary from the first consultation round here 

Second Consultation - June 2023

Throughout 2022 and 2023 the Neighbourhood Development Plan has been further developed and the Parish Council Working Party are now ready to share a comprehensive draft Neighbourhood Development Plan.  An important part of the process is to demonstrate we have effectively consulted with the residents of the village and gained your feedback and input.  Without this evidence the plan will not be approved and could be challenged by developers.  We need as many people as possible to read the plan and provide feedback. 

Thank you for your support 




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