On May 6th 2021 the residents of Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish went to the polls to vote in a Referendum to accept the submitted Neighbourhood Plan (following an independent examination). The relevant documents can be opened by clicking on the links below.
The Utkinton and Cotebrook Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Cheshire West and Chester and will be taken into account in local planning decisions. The Council has published a decision statement which sets out the decision to make the neighbourhood plan and the reasons for doing so.
Referendum and making of the Utkinton and Cotebrook Neighbourhood plan
The referendum took place on 6 May 2021, with 90% of voters saying “yes” to the neighbourhood plan.
The referendum’s ‘yes’ vote means the neighbourhood plan, formally made by Cheshire West and Chester on 20 May 2021, has to be taken into account in local planning decisions.