Cheshire East Council Consultations

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

Cheshire East Digital Panel

The purpose of the Digital Influence Panel is to involve anyone and everyone who lives in the borough in our consultations and surveys. Digital Influence Panel members will receive regular emails inviting them to complete consultations and surveys.

Current consultations

Council Tax Support Consultation

Cheshire East Council is proposing changes to its Council Tax Support scheme. This could affect how those living in working age households claim their Council Tax Support.

Please submit your consultation response by 5pm on Monday 16 September 2019.

The council will be holding the following drop-in sessions for anyone with queries about this consultation:

  • 12 August 2019 between 12noon and 3pm at Delamere House, Crewe, CW1 2JZ.
  • 13 August 2019 between 12noon and 3pm at Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1EA.

Please inform our customer service centre reception on arrival - there is no need to book an appointment.

CE Draft Economic Strategy Consultation

Cheshire East Council is consulting on its draft economic strategy, which outlines plans to grow the local economy to deliver £15bn GVA per year, and improve the quality of the local area.

The draft strategy, which was approved for consultation by cabinet on Tuesday 9 July, uses a strong evidence base and has been developed in partnership with representatives from the private sector.

We now want to test the strategy through a consultation so that the local community can tell us what they think.

Please submit your consultation response by 5pm on Sunday 29 September 2019.

Local Plan: Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The council has published the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) for consultation. The consultation provides the opportunity to comment on the SADPD before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by a Planning Inspector.

The SADPD has been prepared to support the policies and proposals of the existing Local Plan Strategy by providing additional policy detail. It includes non-strategic planning policies and site allocations. This consultation is a formal stage in the preparation of the SADPD and is being carried out in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. Full details of the consultation are set out in the Statement of Representations Procedure (PDF, 103 KB).

Please submit your representations by 5pm on Monday 30 September 2019.

Broadband Open Market Review

Cheshire East Council, on behalf of The Connecting Cheshire Partnership, are inviting any broadband providers active across Cheshire to take part in an Open Market Review. This will evaluate which areas are planned to be reached within the next three years, so that further coverage of faster broadband can be planned, and to help make the case for any future funding applications.

This review closes on Monday 30 September 2019.

Cheshire East High Needs Funding Consultation

Cheshire East Council is looking to improve the system for allocating high needs top-up funding to children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan in Cheshire East.

A working group established by the Schools Forum have developed a proposed new model, and we would like your views on this proposal.

Please submit your consultation response by 5pm on Friday 11 October 2019.

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.


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.