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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 a draft Local Plan Strategy.

The Local Plan Strategy is currently undergoing an independent examination to determine whether it is sound and legally compliant. The examination is currently at an advanced stage and consultation is underway on Proposed Main Modifications:

Consultation on the further Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan Strategy will commence on Monday 6 February 2017 and run until 5:00pm on Monday 20 March 2017. Further information and all documentation is available on the Consultation Portal.

Further information

For the latest news and further information on the progress of the examination, please see the Examination Page on our Consultation Portal. To view the submitted draft Local Plan Strategy and all associated documentation please see the Examination Library webpage (The Submitted Local Plan Strategy 2014 is document reference SD 001 in the list and the Proposed Changes Consultation Draft Local Plan Strategy 2016 is reference RE F003).