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 .
The SADPD is currently a draft document. It was submitted to the Secretary of State for examination by an appointed Planning Inspector on 29 April 2021, under Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.
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 on 26 October 2020. The representations period ended at 5:00pm on Wednesday 23 December and all duly-made representations are available to view on the consultation portal.
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 between 19 August and 30 September 2019. All duly-made representations are available to view on the consultation portal.
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 took place between 11 September and 22 October 2018 and responses are available to view on the consultation portal. All 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 between 27 February and 10 April 2017, alongside a separate ‘call for sites’ exercise to inform the allocation of development sites. There was also a further opportunity to send site submissions until the end of June 2017 and all those site submissions received before the end of June 2017 were also considered.
The production of the SADPD is informed by Sustainability Appraisal, to assess its social, environmental and economic impacts. A Draft SA Scoping Report (identifying the scope and methodology for the Sustainability Appraisal) was also the subject of consultation between 27 February and 10 April 2017. 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).
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.