Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning was introduced with the Localism Act 2011 and gives communities new powers to write planning policies through Neighbourhood Development Plans and grant planning permission through Neighbourhood Development Orders. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

Meet the team

The Neighbourhood Planning Team hosts weekly drop-in sessions at offices around the Borough every Wednesday from 9am - 4pm. There's no need to book, simply turn up. If you wish to meet after 4pm please contact us directly.

Next meeting dates and locations:

Next Meetings
Friday 28th April Macclesfield Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield
Wednesday 3rd May Sandbach Westfields Council Headquarters, Sandbach
Wednesday 10th May Crewe Municipal Buildings, Crewe
Wednesday 17th May Macclesfield Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield

Neighbourhood area applications

Financial support

Tools and support

  • Further information and support on the stages of a Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the tools and support page.

Guidance and legislation

Contact us

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