Warrington Borough Council’s Local Plan which will guide development in the borough over the next 15 years, has now been unanimously approved by the council.

The final version, is available to view on the council’s website www.warrington.gov.uk

The plan was first submitted to Government for independent examination in September 2012. Following the appointment of a Government appointed inspector, examination hearing sessions were held in June 2013 and March 2014 whereupon the council agreed with the inspector, to make a number of changes to the Plan.

Many of the changes related to providing additional clarification within the plans, policies and supporting text. The most significant changes included a specific proposal to deliver around 1,100 new homes at Omega in West Warrington, and the deletion of a policy which identified land at Appleton,Grappenhall Heys, Peel Hall and Pewterspear Green as potential locations for future housing development.

The changes and amendments were made, agreed and approved by the inspector who returned the document which he declared as ‘sound’ in May 2014.