Cheshire East Council Consultations

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Current Consultations

Consultations are listed by closing date - those closing soonest are listed at the top. 

Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy Consultation

Cheshire East Council has drafted a ‘Sustainable Modes of Travel to School’ (SMOTS) Strategy, which aims to provide guidance for schools in implementing their own School Travel Plans. These Travel Plans aim to encourage more sustainable travel to schools.

The council is seeking feedback on this draft strategy, before it is adopted at a later date.

Please submit your views by 5pm on Thursday 29 March 2018.

Post 16 Travel Policy Statement

Cheshire East Council agreed on 10th October 2017 to consult the public on a suite of policies for supporting travel to school.The proposals would bring the authority in line with many other councils’ locally and across the country, who have already reviewed their school travel in line with national government requirements.  The majority of these policies were available for consultation from 18th October to 6th December 2017 with the exception of the Post 16 Travel Policy Statement for 2018/19. This policy is now ready for consultation.

The consultation will make clear what travel support the Council is required to provide and seek views on what, if any, exceptions the Council should consider.  Any proposals for exceptions to be considered need to be supported by a clear rationale.

Please submit your views by 5pm on Friday 6 April 2018.

Common Allocations Policy Consultation

The Common Allocation Policy is the way the Council and our partners allocate social housing. The central aim of the policy is to ensure that all social housing is allocated fairly and objectively to those in the greatest housing need, having regard to any legislative requirements.

We are now reviewing and updating our Policy for the allocation of social housing, in order to meet the requirements of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which comes into force on 03 April 2018. All social housing tenants and residents awaiting allocation are advised to check as to how the changes may affect them. 

Please submit your views by 5pm on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

South-East Manchester Multi-Modal (SEMMM) Strategy - Issues and Options paper for Cheshire East

Good transport links are essential for the prosperity and wellbeing of our Borough. Many of Cheshire East’s residents travel from the Borough to neighbouring areas. Similarly, there is a large amount of people travelling into and through Cheshire East.

A South-East Manchester Multi-Modal (SEMMM) Strategy was produced in 2001 to outline a 20 year transport plan for the South-East Manchester area. Many of the recommendations of this Strategy have been implemented and Cheshire East Council, Stockport Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are now working to refresh and build on the original SEMMM Strategy looking forward to 2040. Ultimately this work will help prioritise future transport schemes in the local area.

As part of ‘Issues and Options’ phase of refreshing the SEMMM Strategy we would like to know your views on the key issues affecting transport in the SEMMM Strategy area of Cheshire East and the possible options to improve how people travel.

Please submit your views by 5pm on Thursday 12 April 2018.

A drop-in event will take place at Poynton Civic Hall on 27 March (3pm–8pm).

 Supply of Household Recycling and Waste Bins Consultation

Cheshire East Council currently provides a range of wheeled bins, with a charge applied only to additional garden waste bins. The council has been experiencing a high level of bin supply requests and this level of demand is placing an unsustainable pressure on the budget and needs to be addressed. We are therefore proposing to implement a bin supply charge for this service.

This proposal forms part of the budget consultation which was agreed in principle by Council in February 2018 however all responses from this individual consultation, which provides greater detail on the proposal, will be analysed and considered before a final decision is made in July 2018.

Please submit your views by 5pm by Monday 21 May 2018. 

Cheshire East Carer Respite Survey

Cheshire East Council currently offers a traditional carer respite service in the form of pre-bookable beds designed to meet the needs of older people; these are located in residential care homes across the Borough. We are aware however that these pre-bookable beds are often empty, even after reducing the number of beds available.  We are therefore in the process of reviewing the current carer respite service and assessing how to offer the best good value and quality service that meets the needs of many.

The Council has considered all the information it has gathered so far and would like to use this survey to advise Carers of the types of services that we are proposing to meet their needs and the needs of the cared for person. We want to ensure that any changes we make to the Carer Respite service reflect your views.  Therefore, your feedback is really important to us.

 Please submit your response by 5pm on Monday 4 June 2018.

On-going consultations

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. Your views are also sought on planning policies and major developments.


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.