Cheshire East Council Consultations

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Alternatively you can take part in any of the consultations below.

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Current Consultations

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

Macclesfield LDO Sub-Area Survey

The Council intends to adopt two Local Development Orders (LDOs) within Macclesfield Town Centre. Sites identified within the LDOs would not be required to submit a full planning application for these uses, only details of the intended scheme (design, layout, access etc) would need to be submitted which would then be approved by the Local Planning Authority, within 28 days.

The Council previously carried out a period of Public Consultation on the proposed boundaries in Summer 2016. Further consultation is now required on the evidence base that has been prepared to support the LDOs prior to a decision being made on whether to adopt them, which is programmed during Summer 2017.

This survey should be completed after consideration of the Formal LDO Consent Order and the content of the Design Statement linked to above. Please respond by 5pm on Friday 28th April 2017

As part of this period of public consultation, drop-in sessions are also being held on Tuesday 4th and Tuesday 25th April 2017, please contact should you wish to register your interest in attending and to find out more details.

Playing Pitch and Indoor Built Facility Strategies

The Council is seeking feedback on two key strategies, relating to Playing Pitch and Indoor Built Facilities across Cheshire East. Both strategies are underpinned by evidence based data and are key to the new Local Plan (once adopted) and in particular the policies contained within the Stronger Communities and Sustainable Environment elements of the Plan.  As such they will be used as the basis for the determination of future planning applications as appropriate.

A six week period of consultation, starting on Tuesday April 18th 2017 and concluding on Tuesday 30th May 2017 is being undertaken, following which the strategies may be amended, where necessary, to take into account the comments and representations received during this time. A report of the findings following the consultation will be made available via our consultation results pages.

As part of this period of Public Consultation, hard copies of the Playing Pitch and Indoor Built Facility Strategies are available for view on request at Westfields (Sandbach), Crewe Municipal Building and Macclesfield Town Hall.

Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document – Issues Paper

The Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document will form the third part of the Council’s new Local Plan. It will allocate sites and areas which will enable the Borough to meet its minerals and waste needs, and it will set detailed planning policies to guide planning application decisions.

Consultation is underway on the Issues Paper for the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document between Monday 24 April and 5:00pm on Monday 05 June 2017. We are also inviting landowners, developers, operators and other interested parties to submit sites and areas suitable for minerals or waste purposes during the consultation. Further information is available on the Council's consultation portal:

Mode of travel and safer routes to school surveys

Cheshire East Children and Families Services in collaboration with Cheshire East Highways department (Jacobs) are in the process of preparing a Sustainable Modes of Travel to School (SMOTS) Strategy, which will serve to promote suitable alternative travel to school and will ensure compliance with statutory duties under the Education Act 1996.

In order to comply with this statutory requirement, a number surveys are being conducted for primary, secondary schools and further education facilities which will identify pupil’s/students usual mode of travel to and from school/college. Obtaining information regarding usual mode of travel is essential to completing the SMOTS Strategy, so we greatly appreciate your time in completing the survey.

The deadline for all responses to the survey is the 31st May 2017, following this any responses will not be analysed. 

Please answer the relevant Mode of Travel and Safer Routes To School Survey: 

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. Your views are also sought on planning policies and major developments.


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.

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