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


Neighbourhood Development Plans Progress in Cheshire East
Neighbourhood Development PlanPre-submission Consultation (Regulation 14)Plan Submitted to CEC Submitted Plan Consultation (Regulation 16)ExaminationReferendum
Sandbach (Modification) 21 June 2021 until 1 August 2021
High Legh Complete 30 May 2021
Odd Rode Complete 8 January 2021
Alderley Edge Complete 9 March 2020 29 September 2020 Complete 13 November 2020 23 November 2020 6 May 2021
Hankelow Complete 18 November 2019 18 September 2020 Complete 11 November 2020 19 November 2020 6 May 2021
Gawsworth Complete 31 December 2019 2 July 2020 Complete 8 September 2020 29 September 2020 6 May 2021
Shavington Complete 5 June 2019 19 February 2020 Complete 8 September 2020 11 September 2020 6 May 2021
Eaton Complete 11 November 2019 24 January 2020 Complete 11 March 2020 30 March 2020 6 May 2021
Peover Superior Complete 30 September 2019 22 November 2019 Complete 13 January 2019 28 January 2020 6 May 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: