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Cheshire East consults public on next phase of Local Plan

By on August 22, 2019

People are being invited to comment on the next phase of Cheshire East’s development plan.

The draft site allocations and development policies document (SADPD), which forms the second part of the council’s Local Plan, once finalised, will complete the approved framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure up to 2030.

The document sets out detailed planning policies to guide decisions on planning applications as well as identifying new sites for small-scale developments. The majority of development needs have already been provided for through the Local Plan Strategy.

Councillor Toni Fox, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for planning, said: “The current version of the  SADPD document follows two previous rounds of public consultation and extensive engagement with town and parish councils during 2017 and 2018.

“We want to ensure that everyone who wants to comment on this plan is able to do so as simply and easily as possible. For that reason we have a range of ways available for people to view the document and to submit their comments as part of the consultation process.”

The document is available online and residents can comment directly via an online consultation portal on our website or simply type ‘Cheshire East site allocations plan’ into a search engine and follow the links.

Hard copies of the consultation documents and supporting reports will be available at the council’s offices at Macclesfield Town Hall, Westfields in Sandbach and Delamere House in Crewe. The main consultation documents are also available at local libraries during their normal opening hours.

Response forms will be available at all of these venues which can be posted back to:

Strategic Planning, Cheshire East Council, 1st Floor Westfields, C/O Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ

Alternatively, responses will also be accepted by email to localplan@cheshireeast.gov.uk. These should include attachments of completed consultation forms. The deadline for receipt of comments by the council is 5pm on 30 September.

The council’s strategic planning team is available to answer any questions about the consultation and provide assistance to anyone wishing to comment on the  SADPD document via the above email address or by phoning 01270 685893.

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