Cheshire East Council Consultations

Welcome to Cheshire East Council's Consultation portal - please browse our current consultations below.

Current consultations

What is important to you when you contact us?

Here at Cheshire East Council, we strive to provide a suitable and accessible service for all. To help us achieve this, as part of our ongoing improvements and customer experience surveys, we would like to understand what would be most important to you if you were to contact the council, what we need to prioritise and where we need to improve. 

Some of the questions are based on past experience with contacting the council, but not all of them, you can answer the majority of questions based on what you would like to see if you did have to contact the Council in the future.  

Please submit your response by 19 May 2021.

Cheshire East Day Opportunities Questionnaire

If you, a member of your family or somebody you have caring responsibilities for accesses day opportunities (a day service) or may do so in the future we want to hear from you. 

To help us plan and develop services for the future, we want to understand how you feel about current day opportunities, if the service offered meets your current and future expectations and what ideas you might have for new approaches. 

Please submit your response by 5pm on 31 May 2021. 

If you would like further information on the engagement process around Day Opportunities in Cheshire East, or to request a paper version please contact:  or

Final Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document

The Final Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document (“HMO SPD”) has been published for representations alongside a Report of Consultation. The Final Draft HMO SPD provides guidance for all parties involved in the planning application process, explaining how Cheshire East Council will assess planning applications that involve the change of use (or extension) of buildings to houses in multiple occupation across the Borough.

Please submit your views by 5pm on 7 June 2021.

Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document

The Draft Housing Supplementary Planning Document (“Housing SPD”) has been published for consultation. The Draft Housing SPD provides guidance on the implementation of policies in the Local Plan, including SC4 ‘residential mix’, SC5 ‘affordable homes’ and SC6 ‘rural exceptions housing for local needs’ of the Local Plan Strategy. This is the first stage of consultation on the SPD which, once adopted, will be a material consideration in decision-taking. 

Please submit your views by 5pm on  7 June 2021.

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy Consultation

Cheshire East Council has drafted a Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy, which it is now carrying out a 12 week consultation on.

Please submit your response by 14 July 2021.

On-going consultations

Cheshire East active travel - have a say on your town!

We are looking to make the towns in Cheshire East more accessible by improving walking and cycling facilities. These improvements are taking place in two tranches (or phases).

The consultation on the Tranche 2 proposals within Crewe, Macclesfield, Congleton and Wilmslow and the update to the Tranche 1 scheme proposed in Sandbach is now closed. Your feedback on the schemes is being collated and analysed and will be made available on the councils Active Travel webpage. A consultation report will be produced on the Tranche 2 schemes which will help to inform how the Department of Transport funding can be best spent within Cheshire East. The consultation ran from 3 February 2021 to 11:59pm on 3 March 2021.

The consultation for other Tranche 1 schemes is ongoing and we want to hear your comments.

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.


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.