Residents and other stakeholders are being given more time to put forward their views about a number of key planning documents.
Cheshire East Council is currently seeking views on its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD), draft supplementary planning document (SPD) for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and three Article 4 Directions in Crewe that would bring all HMOs in these areas under full planning control.
These documents are available online and were also being made available to view in libraries. However, due to national Covid-19 restrictions, libraries are currently closed. In order to ensure that people can have their say, the deadlines for commenting on these documents are being extended.
In the case of the SADPD and SPD, the new response deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 23 December.
In the case of the three Article 4 Directions, the new response deadline is 5pm on Monday 11 January.
More information about each of these documents, including how to put your views forward, is available on the council’s website.
Anyone who wishes to read and respond to the documents, but does not have access to the internet, is requested to contact the council’s strategic planning team on 01270 685893. The team will assist everyone who gets in touch, taking into account their individual circumstances.
Councillor Toni Fox, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for planning, said: “The national Covid-19 restrictions have been put in place part way through the public engagement period for these documents, so it’s right that we extend the deadlines. We want to give everyone the opportunity to feed back their views.”
“The national measures are currently proposed to come to an end after Wednesday 2 December, but we may still need to consider the effect of any ongoing restrictions that may come into force after that date.”
“Each of these documents serves an important purpose, so we will continue to make every effort to progress their preparation. Our objective is to do everything we reasonably can to enable everyone to respond as the situation changes.”