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Council Pleased With Public Response to Phase Two of Local Plan

More than 2,700 people and organisations have voiced their views on the second phase of Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan Strategy.

The council says it is pleased with the response and the comments made via the consultation process, which followed publication of the site allocations and development policies document (SADPD).

The SADPD follows on from the Local Plan Strategy (LPS), providing additional detail and identifying potential sites to meet the development requirements of the borough.

It sets out more detailed requirements for new development as well as allocating a number of potential smaller-scale sites for housing and employment development.

A ‘call for sites’ took place between February and April 2017 when landowners, developers and other interested parties were invited to submit proposed sites for consideration.

The six-week consultation took place in August and September 2019 and a summary of the feedback received from the public can now be seen on the council’s website.

Councillor Toni Fox Cheshire East Council

Councillor Toni Fox, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for planning, said: “I am really pleased with the level of feedback we received, and it is important that we take the time to carefully consider all of the points made to us about the plan.

“The next step will be to decide later this year what amendments, if any, may be needed to the SADPD before its submission to the secretary of state for examination by an independent planning inspector.

“We do not rule out publishing changes to the plan for further public consultation prior to its submission.”

The council’s LPS document, formally adopted in July 2017, sets out the overall vision and planning strategy for the whole of the borough, covering economic, environmental, housing and social needs up to 2030.

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