Local Plan Research and Evidence

Research and evidence is very important to understand the key issues and needs of Cheshire East, and to recognise the local distinctions and characteristics. This enables the development of planning policies to address the challenges and opportunities present in the local area. 

The planning system requires that Local Plan documents are based on a sound, robust and credible evidence base. A large body of research has been published or is proposed to guide and inform the development of the Local Plan. Further evidence to specifically support the submission of the Local Plan Strategy can be found on the Council's consultation portal.

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Employment and retail






 Other studies

Useful data sources

A full list of available documents can be found on the planning policy documents index page