Site Allocations and Development Policies Document
The Local Plan Strategy is the first part of the new Local Plan and was adopted in 2017. This Site Allocations and Development Policies Document will form the second part of the Local Plan. It will set non-strategic and detailed planning policies to guide planning decisions and allocate additional sites for development to assist in meeting the overall development requirements set out in the LPS . It has been prepared to support the policies and proposals of the LPS by providing additional policy detail.
The Publication Draft SADPD was published to invite representations before its submission for examination by a planning inspector. Consultation on the Publication Draft SADPD took place between 19 August and 30 September 2019. The council also published a number of supporting documents in the Publication Draft SADPD Evidence Base as well as a Housing Completions and Commitments at 31 March 2019 Report (PDF, 13.6MB).
The council received over 2,700 responses and these are currently being carefully considered. Because of the high volume of representations received, it is now expected that decisions about the SADPD policies and proposals will be made over the summer. If this results in any significant changes to the plan, then a further round of public consultation would be needed prior to its submission to the Secretary of State for examination. If this arises, it is anticipated that this consultation would take place in the autumn (2020).
First draft SADPD 2018
The First Draft SADPD consultation (including a Sustainability Appraisal consultation and a Habitats Regulations Assessment consultation) took place between 11 September and 22 October 2018. Consultation documents and responses are available to view on our consultation portal alongside the First Draft SADPD evidence base reports.
The First Draft SADPD Report of Consultation (PDF, 3.0 MB) has now been published. All consultation responses have been considered, and the evidence base has been updated to inform the next draft SADPD .
Issues paper 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.
The production of the SADPD will be 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 now published the Report of Consultation on the SADPD Issues Paper (PDF, 2.6 MB).
Call for sites
We carried out a ‘call for sites’ exercise between 27 February and 10 April 2017 when we asked landowners, developers and other interested parties to submit sites for consideration. This call for sites period has now ended and we have considered all the information provided, to inform the proposed allocation of sites in the first draft SADPD .
There was also a further opportunity to send late submissions until the end of June 2017 and all those late submissions received before the end of June 2017 were also considered.
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.