MOULTON is forging ahead with its neighbourhood plan so that it will be ready when the time is right.

The village is one of a number of communities in the UK working on a plan, which sets out what sort of development a neighbourhood wants.

If it is passed by a referendum is carries the same weight in the planning process as the local plan.

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) is currently working on its local plan, which the neighbourhood plan will work alongside.

Clr Tony Rigby, Moulton Parish Council’s chairman, said: “I want this in a position, certainly by April, that it’s done, so we’ve got a neighbourhood plan ready.

“In fact, we could go out to consultation before CWAC gets its act together on the local plan.”

Phil Sanders, parish clerk, said he had drawn up a full draft plan ready for a committee to work on.

Once the final draft has been produced it will be delivered to every household in the village along with a feedback form.