Cheshire East Council Consultations

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

Current consultations

Cheshire East Council Asset Transfer Policy - Consultation

Cheshire East Council owns a diverse mix of community assets, and in some cases these are rarely used by residents. A transfer of assets potentially means more residents will use them if they are under community management and / or ownership.

Cheshire East Council first adopted a community asset transfer policy in 2011, to enable consistent decision taking by the council, and to generate certainty for applicants.

This policy has now been reviewed, updated and engaged on, and is now being consulted on, before it is adopted by the council.

Please submit your feedback to this consultation by 30 September 2021.

Chestergate and Market Place Macclesfield Consultation

In 2019 the Council consulted local residents and businesses on their priorities for the town centre. This identified a strong desire to see the town centre environment enhanced, and highlighted that the public view Chestergate and Market Place as priority locations for regeneration.

In response, the Council has funded concept designs for public realm enhancements in this area. Whilst the council does not currently have funding for the delivery of these public realm enhancements, it is necessary to have agreed and costed designs when bidding for funds for the enhancements.

We would now like your comments on these designs before they are finalised and used to bid for funding.

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Please submit your consultation response by 1 October 2021.

SEND  Strategy 2021 - 2024 Consultation

Cheshire East Council has drafted a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy 2021 - 2024.

The aim of the strategy is to set out how children with disabilities and their families / parent carers will be supported in future post COVID-19, and at a time of increased resource pressure across the  SEND system.

We would now like your final views on this strategy, before it is finalised and adopted by the council.

Please submit your consultation response by 3 October 2021.

Community Governance Review

We are conducting a review of town and parish council governance arrangements across the Cheshire East Borough.
The overarching purpose of the review is in accordance with the 'Department of Communities and Local Government and Local Government Boundary Commission for England guidance on Community Governance Reviews’ [LGBCE Guidance]  to “ensure that community governance arrangements continue to reflect local identities and facilitate effective and convenient local government.”
A pre-consultation survey was launched on 28 October 2019, which invited anyone interested in the review to provide a response. Following the pre-consultation survey, draft recommendations have now been developed and we would like to hear your views on those recommendations.

Paper copies of the consultation material are available in all local libraries within the borough.

View a  copy of the Cheshire East Community Governance Review - part two questionnaire (PDF, 243 KB)

For any queries relating to the consultation email:

Please give your feedback by 28 November 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.