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The Local Plan Strategy is the centrepiece of the new Cheshire East Local Plan. It sets out the overall vision and planning strategy for development in the borough and contains planning policies to ensure that new development addresses the economic, environmental and social needs of the area. It also identifies strategic sites and strategic locations that will accommodate most of the new development needed.

The final, adopted Local Plan Strategy is now available to download:

Adoption of the Local Plan Strategy

The Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy was adopted at a council meeting on 27 July 2017 and it now forms part of the statutory development plan. In addition to the Local Plan Strategy, the following documents have been published:

The Local Plan Strategy, adoption statement, sustainability appraisal adoption statement and the inspector’s report are all available for inspection at the following locations:

  • Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ between 09.00 and 17.00 Monday-Friday;
  • Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield SK10 1EA between 08.45 and 17.00 Monday-Friday; and
  • Delamere House, Delamere Street, Crewe CW1 2JZ between 08.45 and 17.00 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; and between 08.45 and 16.00 on Tuesday.

In addition, the Local Plan Strategy and adoption statement only are available for inspection in Cheshire East libraries during normal opening hours.

Further information

Although the examination has now ended, documents in the Local Plan Strategy examination library are still available for reference.

Following the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy, we are preparing a new policies map, which will show sites, policies and environmental / heritage designations on an Ordnance Survey map. In the meantime, the Proposed Main Modifications Stage Policies Map (PDF, 10.4 MB) is provided for information to indicate how the existing policies maps of each of the relevant previous Local Plans have changed as a result of the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy.

In addition to the Local Plan Strategy policies, a number of Saved Policies from the Congleton Local Plan, Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan, Macclesfield Local Plan, Cheshire Waste Plan and Cheshire Minerals Plan will continue to be used until the Site Allocations and Development Policies document and the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document have been adopted.

The planning policy documents index page lists all those documents making up the statutory development plan.

Due to changes to the LPS through the preparation and examination process, all numbered content (e.g. sites, paragraphs, figures) has been re-numbered to run in sequence in the final document. The cross-references table (PDF, 553 KB) shows the changes to the numbering sequence between the draft and final plans.