Development and contaminated land

Cheshire East Council has produced a brief guidance document (PDF, 562KB) to aid developers through the development process. Contact the Contaminated Land team if you need any advice on the process.

For further information regarding development and contaminated land please visit Planning constraints – contaminated land.

If your development requires some information to be submitted up front, you are advised to contact Development Management for pre-application advice to discuss the exact requirements.

If your development involves a current or former petrol filling station, including small village forecourts, Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) has produced a useful guide for developers and environmental consultants. This can be downloaded free of charge from the CL:AIRE WALL website.

Change of use/prior approval

For changes of use to a more sensitive end use (for example agricultural to residential), prior approvals and smaller scale new sensitive end use, the following questionnaire should be submitted with the application.

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0300 123 5015

Page last reviewed: 18 October 2023