Illustration Of South Drive Development Option

The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan was adopted when it passed its referendum of Wilmslow residents in October 2019.

You can view the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents on the Cheshire East Council website.


The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan was initiated by Wilmslow Town Council but delivered by the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Group, working with planning consultants Urban Imprint.

The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Group was made up of skilled and enthusiastic volunteers who live in Wilmslow and who actively sought the views of the town’s residents throughout the process resulting in a referendum result of Yes 89 %, No 11%.

A document titled ‘Wilmslow’s Countryside: a Landscape Character Assessment’ was produced as an appendix to the Neighbourhood Plan. It provides really interesting information about the countryside around Wilmslow, discussing the nine different landscape areas and assessing their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This has been distributed to local schools to be used as a resource.

Since the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan was completed, it has already become a widely used document, both in influencing individual planning decisions in the town and also in informing and encouraging positive development.

The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Implementation Group (WNPIG)

Keen that the document – that took almost three years to create – did not sit on a shelf, The Town Council encouraged the creation of a Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Implementation Group, made up of former Plan members and an influx of new blood.

The Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Implementation Group – often referred to as WNPIG – is a working Group of Wilmslow Town Council. Its Terms of Reference are attached below as a supporting document. The Working Group provides periodic updates to the Town Council, along with any recommendations requiring additional authority.

This page, and the specific topic pages highlighted in the menu, will keep members of the public updated with the work of the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan Implementation Group and also allow key documents to be viewed online.

Neighbourhood Plan Projects

Learn more about Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan projects:

Town centre projects

Lindow Moss Landscape Partnership