Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to plan for the types of development to meet their community’s needs and where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

The 'related pages' menu on the right hand side provides more information on Neighbourhood Planning matters, such as:

  • The toolkit page, which includes templates, guidance and key resources
  • The support page, request support to help prepare your plan
  • The completed plans page, view a list of all of our formally made plans
  • An A-Z list of individual pages for all of our currently active plans

Progress in Cheshire East

Progress map index (PDF, 115KB)


Recently active progress:

Neighbourhood Development Plans Progress in Cheshire East
PlanPre-submission ConsultationSubmitted Plan ConsultationExaminationReferendum
Over Alderley Closed 21 July 2023 Closed 10 May 2024 Began 20 May 2024
Bunbury (Modification) Closed 31 March 2023
Nether Alderley Closed 29 May 2023
Ollerton with Marthall Closed June 2022
High Legh Closed 30 May 2021 5 July 2024 until 16 August 2024
Odd Rode Closed 8 January 2021
Astbury & Moreton Closed 3 March 2024


Closed 18 March 2024




Closed 3 May 2024


10 June 2024 to 22 July 2024

Other active areas that are at the formal stage of 'designated neighbourhood area', are listed below:

Consultations and referendums

  • Legislation requires that plans are subject to at least two formal, public, six-week long consultations. The qualifying body - the group preparing the plan, hosts the first consultation, which falls under Regulation 14. After the Regulation 14 consultation, the qualifying body have the opportunity to make any changes to their plan before submitting to us. Once submitted, we will host the second consultation on the plan, which falls under Regulation 16. To view our present consultations, please visit our consultation portal.
  • To view our past and present referendums, please visit our referendums page. Also, please visit our toolkit page to view our referendum guide for campaigners and councillors.


We offer support to groups that are deciding to prepare a neighbourhood plan. If you would like to discuss your plan, contact us to book a meeting or to talk with us over the phone. To find out the support we provide, visit our support page.


To keep informed on our neighbourhood plan progress:

Page last reviewed: 05 July 2024