Cheshire East Council Consultations

You can choose to join Cheshire East’s new Digital Influence Panel, the quick and easy way to be involved in consultations and surveys run by the council:

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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.


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.

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: 

Pharmacy Needs Survey

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessments (PNAs) are carried out to understand the pharmacy needs of the local population. They aim to find out whether community pharmacy services are provided in the right place, and meet the needs of the communities they serve.

The Council want to know your experiences of pharmacy services to help develop the local PNA for Cheshire East.

Please take a few minutes to give your views in our online questionnaire

The deadline for responses to the survey is Sunday 4th June 2017

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:

Review of Homelessness Strategy 2014-2017

Cheshire East’s Homelessness Strategy 2014-2017 is currently being reviewed in preparation for a new 2018- 2020 Homelessness Strategy which will be produced by the end of the year.

Please take this opportunity to have your say on the review document (PDF 2MB) and the evidence within it.  

 For example does the review accurately:

  • Establish the extent of homelessness in Cheshire East and assesses its likely extent in the future
  • Identify what is being done, and by whom, and
  • State what resources are available to prevent and tackle homelessness?

If you have any comments and suggestions, please send them to no later than the 19th June 2017.

The wider draft Homelessness Strategy 2017-2020 will be available during Autumn 2017.

Supported Bus Service Review

The purpose of this consultation is to understand how our proposed changes to local buses currently supported by Cheshire East Council would affect you. The local bus network in Cheshire East is a mixture of:

  • Supported bus services which are subsidised by the Council and operated on our behalf; and
  • Commercial bus services which are run by private operators who have full control over how, where and when bus services are run.

This consultation considers only supported bus services subsidised by Cheshire East Council.

We recognise that local buses are an important factor in the lives of Cheshire East residents and therefore it is vital that you have your say on our proposed changes. Your feedback will help us improve the proposals and decide on the way forward. No final decision has been taken at this stage.

The consultation starts on Thursday 18th May 2017 and closes on Wednesday 26th July 2017.


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.