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 'In this section' menu to the right hand side of this page offers you some more of our neighbourhood planning related pages, such as:

  • The neighbourhood planning toolkit page, which includes templates, guidance and key resources.

  • The neighbourhood planning support page, request support to help prepare your plan and submit neighbourhood planning documents to the Council.

  • A list of individual pages for our currently active neighbourhood development plans.

Neighbourhood development plan progress in Cheshire East


Please note that the table below reflects the most recent NDP progress.

Neighbourhood Development Plans Progress in Cheshire East
Neighbourhood Development PlanPre-submission Consultation (Regulation 14)Plan Submitted to CEC Submitted Plan Consultation (Regulation 16)ExaminationReferendum
Sound and Broomhall Complete 4 October 2021
High Legh Complete 30 May 2021
Odd Rode Complete 8 January 2021
Sandbach (Modification) Complete 1 August 2021 4 October 2021 Complete 15 November 2021 Began 2 December 2021

Consultations and referendums

  • Legislation requires that NDPs are subject to at least two formal, public, six-week long consultations. The qualifying body - the group preparing the plan, host 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 past and present NDP consultations, please visit our consultation portal.
  • To view our past and present NDP 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: 09 December 2021