Cheshire East Council Consultations

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

Current consultations

Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) includes non-strategic planning policies and site allocations. It has been prepared to support the strategic policies of the Local Plan Strategy.

Following consultation in 2019, the draft SADPD  has been amended and the council has now published the Revised Publication Draft  SADPD to invite further representations before it is submitted for examination by a planning inspector.

The consultation starts on 26 October and runs until 5:00pm on Wednesday 23 December.

Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document

The Draft Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) provides guidance around planning applications that involve the change of use (or extension) of buildings to  HMOs across the borough.

The consultation starts on 26 October and runs until 5:00pm Wednesday 23 December.

Household Waste Recycling Centre Review 

Cheshire East Council’s approach to waste management is determined by its recently reviewed Municipal Waste Management Strategy. A component of waste management is the provision of household waste recycling centres and here the strategy states: ‘That the Council continues to ensure the household waste recycling centre service remains fit for purpose and follows industry best practice. The current contract comes to an end within 3 years and therefore the Council will review the future service provision through Ansa.’

We have carried out the review and now want to hear your views on the options.

Please submit your views by 5pm on 4 January 2021. 

If you would like to submit your response in a different way or to request a paper version or call 0300 123 5011.

Budget Engagement 2021 - 2025

The budget engagement 2021 - 2025 explains how Cheshire East Council sets its budget, and shows what its spending plans for the next few years look like.

Please submit your views by Friday 8 January 2021.

Article 4(1) Directions to withdraw permitted development rights for the change of use of dwellings to small houses in multiple occupation in parts of Crewe

Three non-immediate Article 4 Directions were made on 6 October 2020, meaning that planning permission will be required to use a dwelling (use class C3) as a small HMO (use class C4) within the areas of the Directions (subject to confirmation) once they come into force on 1 November 2021. The Directions relate to the Nantwich Road, West Street and Hungerford Road areas of Crewe.

Please submit your views by 5:00pm on Monday 11 January 2021.

Customer Experience Strategy Consultation

Cheshire East Council has drafted a new Customer Experience Strategy for 2020 to 2023.

This Strategy sets out our vision to provide the best possible experience for our customers, whoever they are and however they contact us.

Please submit your views by Friday 15 January 2021.

Draft Tenancy Strategy Consultation

In line with Section 150 of the Localism Act 2011, Cheshire East Council has drafted a Tenancy Strategy.

The council is now carrying out a 12 week consultation on the draft Tenancy Strategy, and is seeking the views of local social landlords, present and future social housing applicants on Cheshire HomeChoice, residents, Elected Members, and any other interested parties.

Please submit your views by 18 January 2021.

Car Parking Survey

The car parking survey seeks feedback on the future role of parking, reviews the level of parking charges in Cheshire East, reviews the scope for harmonisation across the borough, and explores how parking services might be improved.

Please submit your views by 23.59 on Sunday 31 January 2021. 

Local Transport Delivery Plans 

Cheshire East Council are working on a series of Local Transport Delivery Plans following the adoption of the Cheshire East Local Transport Plan 2019 - 2024 ( LTP ) in October 2019. These plans focus on how the issues and opportunities identified in the Boroughwide  LTP Strategy relate to specific areas, setting out a range of scheme options to improve the transport network and how they support the recovery of town centres. 

We now want your views on the draft plans to ensure the right objectives and options for each town are identified. 

Please submit your views by 23.59 on Sunday 31 January 2021.

On-going consultations

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

In line with government advice, Cheshire East Council is implementing measures in order to improve active travel in the local area. Nine new schemes will come into effect from the 12 August 2020 as a first phase to improve routes to schools and workplaces, boost social distancing, encourage walking and cycling and improve our town centre environments. Measures will also help to reserve capacity on public transport for those who really need it and should help to reduce congestion. Further schemes will be developed in later phases, following pledged government funding of £619,000.

The move follows recent submissions by town and parish councils and local members of more than 500 local ideas as to what measures may work in their towns and villages.

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.