Adopted Planning Policy Documents Index

This page provides an index of planning policy documents in Cheshire East and includes documents that are part of the statutory development plan, and those that are material considerations in making planning decisions. Please note that where documents were not adopted by Cheshire East Council, they will only apply within the geographic area previously covered by the Council that adopted them.

Paper copies of documents are available to purchase where a price is listed. Please use the contact details given to order documents and make cheques payable to ‘Cheshire East Council’.

Details of new policy documents planned or in development can be found via the Local Plan page.

Local Plan Saved Policy Documents:

Local plan saved policy documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Cheshire Replacement Waste Local Plan Jul 2007 Local Plan saved policies Cheshire County Council £5.00 plus p&p
Borough of Crewe & Nantwich Replacement Local Plan Feb 2005 Local Plan saved policies Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £65.00 incl p&p
Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review Jan 2005 Local Plan saved policies Congleton Borough Council £50.00 plus £5.00 p&p
Macclesfield Borough Local Plan Jan 2004 Local Plan saved policies Macclesfield Borough Council £100.00 incl p&p
Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan 1999 Jun 1999 Local Plan saved policies Cheshire County Council £5.00 plus p&p

Further information is also available on the Saved and Other Policies page

Local Plan Supplementary Planning Documents:

Local plan supplementary planning documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Prestbury July 2011 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
Smallwood Village Design Statement Oct 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
List of Locally Important Buildings Oct 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
Alsager Town Centre Strategy Oct 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
Congleton Princess Street Area Development Brief Mar 2009 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
MMU Alsager Campus Development Brief Oct 2008 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Rural Development Jul 2008 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Development on Backland and Gardens Jul 2008 Adopted SPD Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Extensions and Householder Development Jul 2008 Adopted SPD Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Prestbury Village Design Statement May 2007 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Supplementary Planning Document for Poynton May 2007 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Mid Point 18 Development Brief Feb 2007 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Booths Hall Development Brief Jan 2007 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Nature Conservation Strategy Oct 2006 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Trees and Development Oct 2006 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Crewe Rail Gateway Sep 2006 Adopted SPD Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Stapeley Water Gardens Development Jul 2006 Adopted SPD Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Affordable Housing and Mixed Communities Apr 2006 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Designing Out Crime Jan 2006 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Supplementary Planning Document for Bollington Jan 2006 Adopted SPD Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Sustainable Development Apr 2005 Adopted SPD Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

Further information is also available on the Local Plan Supplementary Planning Documents page

Other Local Plan Documents:

Other local plan documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Local Development Scheme  May 2014 Approved LDS Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus p&p
Cheshire East Annual Monitoring Report Dec 2013 Submitted AMR Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus p&p
Statement of Community Involvement Oct 2010 Adopted SCI Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus p&p

Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes:

Supplementary planning guidance notes
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Floodlighting for Sporting Activities (PDF, 181KB)  Apr 2005 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Equestrian facilities (PDF, 366KB)  Jan 2005 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Dingle Bank Quarry Development Brief (PDF, 1.57MB) Jul 2004 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Housing Character Areas (PDF, 873KB)  Jul 2004 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Telecommunications Development (PDF, 60KB)  Jul 2004 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Section 106 / Planning Obligations (PDF, 3.10MB)  Jun 2004 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Basford East Strategic Industrial and Business Park Development Brief Apr 2004 Adopted SPG Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Basford West Regional Warehouse and Distribution Park Development Brief Apr 2004 Adopted SPG Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Areas of Archaeological Potential (PDF, 1.28MB)  Feb 2004 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Trees & Development Guidelines (PDF, 3.22MB)  Feb 2004 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

Public Open Space (PDF, 83KB)  and associated Interim Policy Note (2008) (PDF, 188KB)   which updates the SPG

Oct 2003 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

Tipkinder Park Supplementary Planning Guidance (PDF, 108KB)

and associated documents:

Feb 2003 Adopted SPG Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Shopfronts and Security Shutters Guide (PDF, 691KB) Jan 2003 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Stamford Lodge, Wilmslow Development Brief (PDF, 4.14MB) Dec 2002 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Rieter Scragg, Langley Development Brief (PDF, 6.41MB) Jan 2000 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
ERF Site, Sandbach (PDF, 4.96MB)  Sep 1999 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
South Macclesfield Development Area (PDF, 4.12MB) Dec 1998 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Victoria Park Estate & Surrounding Area Development Brief (PDF, 3.3MB) Mar 1999 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Cranage Hall (PDF, 2.64MB) Sep 1996 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Shop Front Security (PDF, 352KB) Sep 1994 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Provision of Private Open Space (PDF, 230KB)  Nov 1993 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Arclid Hospital (PDF, 1.54MB) Jul 1992 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Sandbach Business Park (PDF, 908KB)  Oct 1989 Adopted SPG Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Tytherington Business Park (PDF, 4.12MB)  Apr 1989 Adopted SPG Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

Further information is available on the Supplementary Planning Guidance Notes page

Planning Guidance and Development Briefs:

Planning guidance and development briefs
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Alderley Park Development Framework (PDF, 3.6 MB) July 2015 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus p&p
Interim Planning Statement on Affordable Housing Feb 2011 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
Odd Rode Village Design Statement April 2011 Approved by Parish Council following consultation Odd Rode Parish Council Via Parish Council
Audlem Village Design Statement and Landscape Character Assessment Jul 2009 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p
Bunbury Village Design Statement Jul 2009 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus p&p

The Informal Congleton Town Centre Plan:

Jul 2008 Council-approved guidance Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Oakdene Court Wilmslow Development Brief (PDF, 2.17MB) Mar 2008 Council-approved brief Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Macclesfield Town Centre Comprehensive Redevelopment Strategy (PDF, 1.90MB)  Apr 2007 Council-approved brief Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Blue Zone Macclesfield District General Hospital Development Brief (PDF, 5.70MB)  Mar 2007 Council-approved brief Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Developers’ Brief for Macclesfield Town Centre (PDF, 4.87MB)  Jan 2005 Council-approved brief Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

Further information is available on the Informal Planning and Development Briefs page

Conservation Area Character Appraisals:

A list of Conservation Area Character Appraisals is available from the Conservation section and some are available online.  For further advice or to purchase a copy please contact a Conservation Officer on 0300 123 5014.

Further Planning Information:

Further planning information
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
PPS3 (Housing) and Saved Policies Advice Note May 2008 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Replacement Dwellings (Guidance for Developers) Oct 2006 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Guide (PDF, 190KB)  Nov 2001 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Alderley Edge Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 313KB) Aug 2002 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Bollington and Kerridge Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 2.54MB)  Nov 2001 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Bollington Cross Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.95MB)   Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Christ Church Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.36MB)  Aug 1994 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
High Street Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 534KB)  Nov 2001 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Knutsford Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 313KB) May 2002 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Legh Road Knutsford Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.33MB)   Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Macclesfield Canal Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 459KB)  Apr 2004 Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 4.37MB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Park Green Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.95MB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Park Lane Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.61MB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Prestbury Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.28MB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Rainow Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.38MB)   Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Conserving Your Historic Building: Brick Walls (PDF, 134KB)   Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Conserving Your Historic Building: Chimney Pots and Stacks (PDF, 163KB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Conserving Your Historic Building: Doors (PDF, 91KB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p 
Conserving Your Historic Building: Repointing (PDF, 341KB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Conserving Your Historic Building: Roofs (PDF, 85KB)    Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p
Traditional Building Stone Walls (PDF, 2.79MB)   Information Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus p&p

For more information, please see the Further Planning Information page

Evidence & Research:

For information on Local Plan evidence and research, please see the Evidence & Research page