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Consultation on the Development Strategy and Policy Principles documents

The Development Strategy and Policy Principles consultation presented the Council's preferred policy and site options as well as its non-favoured alternatives.

The Development Strategy set out options for the overall number of homes and employment land that will be needed in Cheshire East over the next 17 years and proposed levels of development for each of our Principal Towns and Key Service Centres. It also set out the overall level of proposed development within Local Service Centres, other settlements and rural villages of the Borough with alternative options.

Consultation on the Development Strategy and Policy Principles documents took place between 15 January and 26 February 2013 as well as consultation on two supporting documents (Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment). The sustainability appraisal is required under Government guidance and legislation and its purpose is to identify how the Development Strategy and Policy Principles will contribute towards meeting environmental, social and economic objectives in the Borough. 

The Habitats Regulations Assessment seeks to identify the potential of strategies and policies to impact upon Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation and Ramsar sites.

Consultation responses and next steps

A full report of the consultation methodology may be viewed in Annex 1 of the Report to Strategic Planning Board on 26 September 2013

All consultation responses made on each of the documents can be viewed by following the links below.

In addition, a Summary of Development Strategy Comments and the Council's Responses (PDF, 2.6MB) and a Summary of Policy Principles Comments and the Council's Responses (PDF, 1.4MB) are also available.

All comments have been considered together with other research and evidence and have been instrumental in drafting the Pre-Submission Core Strategy of the Local Plan ready for further consultation before submitting to the Secretary of State ready for an independent examination in 2014.

Document downloads

Although consultation has now ended, copies of the documents are still available to download for reference.

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