Local Plan Research and Evidence

Research and evidence is very important to understand the key issues and needs of Cheshire East, and to recognise the local distinctions and characteristics. This enables the development of planning policies to address the challenges and opportunities present in the local area. 

The planning system requires that Local Plan documents are based on a sound, robust and credible evidence base. A large body of research has been published to guide and inform the development of the Local Plan. Further evidence to specifically support the now adopted Local Plan Strategy can be found in the Local Plan Strategy Examination Library.

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Housing

Employment and retail

Green Belt and Strategic Green Gaps

Environment

Open spaces and sports

Minerals

Waste

Transport

 Other studies and information

Useful data sources