Local Development Framework Arrows LogoLocal Plan Strategy

The Local Plan Strategy will be 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.

Current status

Work on the new Local Plan began in 2010. Since then, a great deal of evidence and research has been completed and there have been various stages of consultation leading the to preparation of the Local Plan Strategy, which was submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 20 May 2014.

Inspector's Final Report on the Examination of the Local Plan Strategy

The Council has now received the Inspector's Report on the Examination of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy Development Plan Document, dated 20 June 2017. The Inspector is the person appointed to carry out the independent examination under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act and this report contains his recommendations and the reasons for those recommendations.The following documents have now been published:

The examination of the Local Plan Strategy has now ended and the Council will consider a report on the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy in the very near future. Following receipt of the Inspector's report, an updated version of the Local Plan Strategy document will be produced to accompany the report to Council. In the meantime, the most up to date version of the document is the "Local Plan Strategy - Proposed Changes (Consultation Draft March 2016)" [examination library document ref RE F003] as amended by the Schedule of Main Modifications accompanying the Inspector's Report.

Further information

Further information on the examination is available on the Examination Page on our Consultation Portal.