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Consultation on Cheshire East development plan underway

A public consultation has begun on the next phase of Cheshire East Council’s development plan.

The document will provide a framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure sites in the borough up to 2030.

The site allocations and development policy document (SADPD) will replace the policies of the three former borough local plans, covering Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich.

Sites in the SADPD will be non-strategic, generally smaller than 12.4 acres in size, and focused in key employment areas in principal towns or in smaller key service centres.

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Councillor Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration

Councillor Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, says: “I would urge all interested members of the community to get involved in this important consultation process.

“We know that Cheshire East is a truly great place to live, work, do business, raise a family and have access to good schools and quality housing.

“It is crucial that this next phase in the local plan process is open and transparent and that we encourage as many people as possible, including stakeholders and partners, to engage in this consultation process.”

The council is also consulting on a revised and updated ‘statement of community involvement’, which sets out how the local authority will engage with stakeholders and the wider public when preparing planning policies and considering planning applications.

The council will hold a consultation drop-in session at Handforth Library on 25 September from 3pm-7pm.

The consultations run until 22 October.