Cheshire East Council Consultations

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Current Consultations

Consultations are listed by closing date - those closing soonest are listed at the top.

Supply of Household Recycling and Waste Bins Consultation

Cheshire East Council currently provides a range of wheeled bins, with a charge applied only to additional garden waste bins. The council has been experiencing a high level of bin supply requests and this level of demand is placing an unsustainable pressure on the budget and needs to be addressed. We are therefore proposing to implement a bin supply charge for this service.

This proposal forms part of the budget consultation which was agreed in principle by Council in February 2018 however all responses from this individual consultation, which provides greater detail on the proposal, will be analysed and considered before a final decision is made in July 2018.

Please submit your views by 5pm by Monday 21 May 2018. 

Cheshire East Carer Respite Survey

Cheshire East Council currently offers a traditional carer respite service in the form of pre-bookable beds designed to meet the needs of older people; these are located in residential care homes across the Borough. We are aware however that these pre-bookable beds are often empty, even after reducing the number of beds available.  We are therefore in the process of reviewing the current carer respite service and assessing how to offer the best good value and quality service that meets the needs of many.

The Council has considered all the information it has gathered so far and would like to use this survey to advise Carers of the types of services that we are proposing to meet their needs and the needs of the cared for person. We want to ensure that any changes we make to the Carer Respite service reflect your views.  Therefore, your feedback is really important to us.

 Please submit your response by 5pm on Monday 4 June 2018.

Emergency Hormonal Contraception Survey

Cheshire East Council currently commissions a number of pharmacies across Cheshire East to provide free emergency hormonal contraception (morning after pill) to all persons present in the area who request the service and who are eligible to receive the service under clinical guidelines.

Currently the service is provided free to all women regardless of age. However as of 1st July, the pharmacy will only be able to provide the service for free to women who are under the age of 25.

Women who are aged 25 and over will still be able to access the morning after pill via a prescription from the GP and from local sexual health clinics. Alternatively, the pill is also available to purchase from your local pharmacy.

 Please submit your response by Friday 22 June 2018.

Local Transport Plan 2018 - 2023

Cheshire East Council is now consulting on a new Local Transport Plan which will cover the period 2018-2023. The updated strategy considers all forms of transport over the next 5 years (2018-2023). It is a framework for how transport will support wider policies to improve our economy, protect our environment and make attractive places to live, work and play. The Plan outlines the role transport will play in supporting the long term goals of Cheshire East. 

Your views are important to us. You can tell us your views and opinions on the Local Transport Plan and help shape the future of your area. 

Please submit your response by 11:59pm on Monday 25 June 2018.

 South East Manchester Multi Modal (SEMMM) Strategy 

In parallel to the Local Transport Plan, the Council is also working with Stockport Council to consult on a new South East Manchester Multi Modal (SEMMM) Strategy to identify solutions to traffic and travel problems experienced by stakeholders in the north of the Borough. The SEMMM Strategy is a Transport Strategy for the area south east of Manchester, covering the borough of Stockport, the northern extent of Cheshire East, and parts of Derbyshire and south Manchester.

The draft Strategy presents an updated Vision and Objectives for the strategy area, and suggested package of schemes, covering all different transport modes. We believe this investment is needed to deliver a high-quality transport system for our residents, and which can help to sustain our growth ambitions for the area.

Please submit your response by Monday 2nd July 2018.

On-going consultations

Countryside parks and rangers service

If you have recently attended one of the Ranger Service events or visited one of the sites we manage, we really want to hear from you. Please help us to improve our sites and events by completing our two surveys.


Search for individual planning applications to make your comments.


Consult on license applications for sale of alcohol, entertainment, gambling premises and street trading and others.

Public notices

Give notice of consultations or information relating to changes.