Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning documents add further detail to policies in the development plan and provide further guidance on specific topics or locations.

Draft supplementary planning documents

The following SPDs are currently being prepared:

  • Jodrell Bank Observatory SPD : Representations are invited on the Draft JBO SPD between 1 December 2021 and 7pm on 4 February 2022. To view or make representations, please visit our consultation portal linked below.
  • Housing SPD : Representations were invited on the Final Draft Housing SPD between 24 November and 22 December 2021. The comments received are currently being considered and next steps will be publicised shortly.
  • Environmental Protection SPDRepresentations were invited on the EP SPD  between 18 October and 29 November 2021. The comments received are currently being considered and next steps will be publicised shortly.
  • Recovery of Forward Funded Infrastructure Costs SPD : Representations were invited on the RoFFI Costs SPD between 18 October and 29 November 2021. The comments received are currently being considered and next steps will be publicised shortly.
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems SPD : Representations were invited on the SuDS SPD between 9 August and 20 September 2021. The comments received are currently being considered and next steps will be publicised shortly.
  • Biodiversity Net Gain SPD : representations were invited on the Draft BNG SPD between 17 May and the 14 June 2021. The comments received are currently being considered and the next step will be for the council to decide whether to adopt the SPD for use in decision-taking.

To view all these SPDs currently being prepared, and to make representations on open consultations, please visit our consultation portal.

Adopted supplementary planning documents

The following SPDs have been adopted. These are not part of the statutory development plan but may be material considerations when making planning decisions. Please note that those SPDs adopted by one of the former councils are relevant only to the area previously covered by the council that adopted them. The map of former districts shows the areas covered by each former council.

Adopted supplementary planning documents
Supplementary planning documentAdoptedAdopting council

Houses in Multiple Occupation SPD (PDF, 873KB). Also available is the adoption statement (PDF, 133KB) and report of consultation (PDF, 3.3MB)

September 2021 Cheshire East Council
Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework (PDF, 8.0MB) September 2020 Cheshire East Council
The Garden Village at Handforth (PDF, 73.1MB) and supporting documents December 2018 Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East Borough Design Guide May 2017 Cheshire East Council
Over Peover SPD (PDF, 1.8MB) July 2011 Cheshire East Council
Prestbury SPD (PDF, 7.8MB) July 2011 Cheshire East Council
Alsager Town Centre Strategy (PDF, 5.2MB) October 2010 Cheshire East Council
Local List of Historic Buildings (PDF, 5.7MB) October 2010 Cheshire East Council
Smallwood Village Design Statement (PDF, 1.1MB) October 2010 Cheshire East Council
Congleton Princess Street Area Development Brief (PDF, 1.6MB) March 2009 Former Congleton Borough Council
MMU Alsager Campus Development Brief (PDF, 2.7MB) October 2008 Former Congleton Borough Council
Rural Development (PDF, 2.5 MB) July 2008 Former Congleton Borough Council
Development on Backland and Gardens (PDF, 253KB) July 2008 Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council
Extensions and Householder Development (PDF, 217KB) July 2008 Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council
Prestbury Village Design Statement (PDF, 4.5MB) May 2007 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Supplementary Planning Document for Poynton (PDF, 449KB) May 2007 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Mid Point 18 Development Brief (PDF, 5.3MB) February 2007 Former Congleton Borough Council
Booths Hall Development Brief (PDF, 77KB) and Booths Hall Maps (PDF, 1.2MB) December 2006 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Nature Conservation Strategy (PDF, 1.9MB) October 2006 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Trees and Development (PDF, 4.0MB) October 2006 Former Congleton Borough Council
Crewe Rail Gateway (PDF, 2.0MB) September 2006 Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council
Stapeley Water Gardens Development Brief (PDF, 747KB) July 2006 Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council
Affordable Housing and Mixed Communities (PDF, 408KB) April 2006 Former Congleton Borough Council
Designing Out Crime (PDF, 1.1MB) January 2006 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Supplementary Planning Document for Bollington January 2006 Former Macclesfield Borough Council
Sustainable Development (PDF, 296KB) April 2005 Former Congleton Borough Council

Further planning guidance

In addition to the SPDs  listed, a number of other planning guidance documents and development briefs are available, alongside further planning information giving additional information on various aspects of the built environment and the planning system.

Page last reviewed: 04 January 2022