Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The Local Plan Strategy is the first part of the new Local Plan and was adopted in 2017, providing the overall vision and strategic planning policies for the borough to 2030. This SADPD will form the second part of the Local Plan, providing further detailed and non-strategic planning policies and land allocations in line with the strategy set out in the LPS .

Examination

The Revised Publication Draft SADPD (PDF, 2.2MB) was submitted to the Secretary of State on 29 April 2021. Under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, Mike Hayden BSc DipTP MRTPI has been appointed to carry out an independent examination.

The decision to submit the plan for examination was made at a meeting of the full council on 19 April 2021. Further information on the examination process is available from the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document examination page.

Stages of plan preparation

Prior to submission for examination, the SADPD  was prepared in a number of stages. These are listed below with the most recent first.

Revised publication draft 2020

Following consideration of the responses received to the 2019 initial Publication Draft SADPD , a Revised Publication Draft SADPD was published to invite further representations. You can find further information on the Revised Publication Draft SADPD consultation portal page.

Initial publication draft 2019

The 2019 Publication Draft SADPD was published to invite representations. After consideration of the representations, the 2019 draft version and its supporting evidence base were amended and a revised version of the plan was published for further representations. You can find further information on the initial Publication Draft SADPD consultation portal page and in the 2019 Publication Draft Report of Consultation (PDF, 4.7 MB)

First draft 2018

The First Draft SADPD consultation responses were considered, and the evidence base was updated to inform the initial Publication Draft SADPD 2019. You can find further information on the First Draft SADPD consultation portal page and in the First Draft SADPD Report of Consultation (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Issues paper and call for sites 2017

An initial consultation on the Site Allocations and Development Policies Issues Paper took place alongside a separate ‘call for sites’ exercise to inform the allocation of development sites.

The production of the SADPD has been informed by Sustainability Appraisal, to assess its social, environmental and economic impacts and a Draft SA Scoping Report (identifying the scope and methodology for the Sustainability Appraisal) was also the subject of consultation. The updated SA Scoping Report has now been published and can be downloaded from the Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal page.

We have also published the Report of Consultation on the SADPD Issues Paper (PDF, 2.6 MB).

Further information

A number of saved policies from the Congleton Local Plan, Crewe and Nantwich Local Plan, Macclesfield Local Plan, Cheshire Waste Plan and Cheshire Minerals Plan will continue to be used until the SADPD and MWDPD have been adopted.

Regular updates on SADPD progress are available in our Strategic Planning Update.

Page last reviewed: 20 December 2021