Adopted planning policy documents index

This page provides an index of planning policy and guidance documents in Cheshire East. It includes documents that are part of the statutory development plan and others that may be material considerations in making planning decisions. Please note that documents adopted or approved by one of the former councils are only relevant to the area previously covered by the council that adopted them. The map of former districts shows the areas covered by each former council.

Paper copies of documents are available to purchase where a price is listed. Please use the contact details given to order documents and make cheques payable to ‘Cheshire East Council’.

Details of new policy documents planned or in development can be found via the Local Plan page.

Documents are categorised as:

Statutory development plan documents:

Local plan saved policy documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy July 2017 Adopted DPD Cheshire East Council £40.00 plus £2.50 postage and packaging
Cheshire Replacement Waste Local Plan July 2007 Local Plan saved policies Former Cheshire County Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Replacement Local Plan February 2005 Local Plan saved policies Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £65.00 including postage and packaging
Congleton Borough Local Plan First Review January 2005 Local Plan saved policies Former Congleton Borough Council £50.00 plus £5.00 postage and packaging
Macclesfield Borough Local Plan January 2004 Local Plan saved policies Former Macclesfield Borough Council £100.00 including postage and packaging
Cheshire Replacement Minerals Local Plan 1999 June 1999 Local Plan saved policies Former Cheshire County Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Completed Neighbourhood Plans Various Completed Neighbourhood Plans Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging

Local Plan supplementary planning documents:

Local plan supplementary planning documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Brooks Lane (Middlewich) Development Framework (PDF, 8.0MB) September 2020 Adopted  SPD Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
The Garden Village at Handforth (PDF, 73.1MB) and supporting documents December 2018 Adopted  SPD Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Cheshire East Borough Design Guide
May 2017 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Prestbury SPD (PDF, 7.8MB) July 2011 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Over Peover SPD (PDF, 1.8MB) July 2011 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Smallwood Village Design Statement (PDF, 1.1MB) October 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Local List of Historic Buildings (PDF, 5.7MB) October 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Alsager Town Centre Strategy (PDF, 5.2MB) October 2010 Adopted SPD Cheshire East Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Congleton Princess Street Area Development Brief (PDF, 1.6MB) March 2009 Adopted  SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
MMU Alsager Campus Development Brief (PDF, 2.7MB) October 2008 Adopted SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Rural Development (PDF, 2.5MB) July 2008 Adopted SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Development on Backland and Gardens (PDF, 253KB) July 2008 Adopted SPD Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Extensions and Householder Development (PDF, 217KB) July 2008 Adopted SPD Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Prestbury Village Design Statement (PDF, 4.5MB) May 2007 Adopted SPD Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Supplementary Planning Document for Poynton (PDF, 449KB) May 2007 Adopted SPD Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00plus postage and packaging
Mid Point 18 Development Brief (PDF, 5.3MB) February 2007

Adopted
SPD

 

Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Booths Hall Development Brief (PDF, 1.2MB) and Booths Hall Maps (PDF, 1.2MB) January 2007 Adopted
SPD
Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Nature Conservation Strategy (PDF, 1.9MB) October 2006 Adopted SPD Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00plus postage and packaging
Trees and Development (PDF, 4.0MB) October 2006 Adopted SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Crewe Rail Gateway (PDF, 2.0MB) September 2006 Adopted SPD Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Stapeley Water Gardens Development Brief (PDF, 747KB) July 2006 Adopted  SPD Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Affordable Housing and Mixed Communities (PDF, 408KB) April 2006 Adopted SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Designing Out Crime (PDF, 1.1MB) January 2006 Adopted SPD Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Supplementary Planning Document for Bollington January 2006 Adopted SPD Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Sustainable Development (PDF, 269KB) April 2005 Adopted SPD Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging

 Further information is also available on the Local Plan Supplementary Planning Documents page.

Other Local Plan documents:

Other local plan documents
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule February 2019 Adopted  CIL Charging Schedule Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Cheshire East Authority Monitoring Report February 2020 Published  AMR Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Statement of Community Involvement January 2019 Adopted  SCI Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Local Development Scheme  October 2018 Approved LDS Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Infrastructure Delivery Plan Update (PDF, 1.2MB) July 2016 Published IDP Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging

Planning guidance and development briefs:

Supplementary planning guidance notes
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Royal London Development Framework (PDF, 9.4 MB) October 2017 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Bentley Motors Development Framework and Masterplan (PDF, 3.6 MB) May 2017 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Alderley Park Development Framework (PDF, 3.6 MB) June 2015 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Audlem Village Design Statement and Landscape Character Assessment (PDF, 348KB) December 2011 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Odd Rode Village Design Statement (PDF, 5.0MB) April 2011 Parish council-approved guidance Odd Rode Parish Council Via parish council
Bunbury Village Design Statement (PDF, 2.0MB) July 2009 Council-approved guidance Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Macclesfield Town Centre Comprehensive Redevelopment Strategy (PDF, 1.9MB)  November 2008 Council-approved guidance Former Macclesfield Borough Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging

The Informal Congleton Town Centre Plan (part 1) (PDF, 6.5MB) and The Informal Congleton Town Centre Plan (part 2) (PDF, 6.3MB)

July 2008 Council-approved guidance Former Congleton Borough Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Oakdene Court Wilmslow Development Brief (PDF, 2.2MB) March 2008 Council-approved guidance Former Macclesfield Borough Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Blue Zone Macclesfield District General Hospital Development Brief (PDF, 5.7MB)  November 2007 Council-approved guidance Former Macclesfield Borough Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Replacement Dwellings (Guidance for Developers) October 2006 Council-approved guidance Former Macclesfield Borough Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Floodlighting for Sporting Activities (PDF, 181KB)  April 2005 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Equestrian facilities (PDF, 366KB)  January 2005 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Developers’ Brief for Macclesfield Town Centre (PDF, 4.9MB) January 2005 Council-approved guidance Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Dingle Bank Quarry Development Brief (PDF, 1.6MB) July 2004 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Housing Character Areas (PDF, 873KB)  July 2004 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Telecommunications Development (PDF, 60KB)  July 2004 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Section 106 / Planning Obligations (PDF, 3.1MB)  June 2004 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Basford East Strategic Industrial and Business Park Development Brief April 2004 Adopted SPG Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Basford West Regional Warehouse and Distribution Park Development Brief April 2004 Adopted SPG Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Areas of Archaeological Potential (PDF, 1.3MB)  February 2004 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Trees and Development Guidelines (PDF, 3.2MB)  February 2004 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging

Public Open Space (PDF, 83KB)  and associated Interim Policy Note (2008) (PDF, 188KB)

October 2003 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging

Tipkinder Park Supplementary Planning Guidance (PDF, 108KB) and associated Location Plan (PDF, 439KB)Existing Uses Plan  (PDF, 333KB) and Preferred Option Plan (PDF, 1.1MB)

February 2003 Adopted SPG Former Borough of Crewe and Nantwich Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Shopfronts and Security Shutters Guide (PDF, 691KB) January 2003 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Stamford Lodge, Wilmslow Development Brief (PDF, 4.1MB) December 2002 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Rieter Scragg, Langley Development Brief (PDF, 6.4MB) January 2000 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
ERF Site, Sandbach (PDF, 5.0MB)  September 1999 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Victoria Park Estate and Surrounding Area Development Brief (PDF, 3.3MB) March 1999 Adopted  SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
South Macclesfield Development Area (PDF, 4.1MB) December 1998 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Cranage Hall (PDF, 2.6MB) September 1996 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Shop Front Security (PDF, 352KB) September 1994 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Provision of Private Open Space (PDF, 230KB)  November 1993 Adopted  SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Arclid Hospital (PDF, 1.5MB) July 1992 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Sandbach Business Park (PDF, 908KB)  October 1989 Adopted SPG Former Congleton Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Tytherington Business Park (PDF, 2.5MB)  April 1989 Adopted SPG Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging

Further information is available on the Planning Guidance and Development Briefs page.

Conservation area character appraisals:

A list of Conservation Area Character Appraisals is available from the Conservation section and some are available online.  For further advice or to purchase a copy please contact a Conservation Officer on 0300 123 5014.

Further planning information:

Further planning information
DocumentDateStatusAuthorityPrice
Article 4 Direction: Houses in Multiple Occupation in Parts of Crewe October 2020 Made non-immediate Article 4 Direction Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Macclesfield Local Development Order February 2019 Adopted  LDO Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Brownfield Register December 2019 Approved brownfield register Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
Reaseheath Local Development Order October 2016 Adopted LDO Cheshire East Council 10p per page plus postage and packaging
PPS3 (Housing) and Saved Policies Advice Note May 2008 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas Guide (PDF, 190KB)  November 2001 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Alderley Edge Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 313KB) August 2002 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Bollington and Kerridge Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 2.54MB)  November 2001 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Bollington Cross Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.95MB)   Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Christ Church Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.36MB)  August 1994 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
High Street Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 534KB)  November 2001 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Knutsford Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 313KB) May 2002 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Legh Road Knutsford Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.33MB)   Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Macclesfield Canal Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 459KB)  April 2004 Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Macclesfield Town Centre Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 4.37MB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Park Green Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.95MB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Park Lane Macclesfield Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 1.61MB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Prestbury Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.28MB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Rainow Conservation Area Guide (PDF, 3.38MB)   Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Conserving Your Historic Building: Brick Walls (PDF, 134KB)   Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Conserving Your Historic Building: Chimney Pots and Stacks (PDF, 163KB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Conserving Your Historic Building: Doors (PDF, 91KB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging 
Conserving Your Historic Building: Repointing (PDF, 341KB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Conserving Your Historic Building: Roofs (PDF, 85KB)    Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging
Traditional Building Stone Walls (PDF, 2.79MB)   Information Former Macclesfield Borough Council £5.00 plus postage and packaging

For more information, please see the Further Planning Information page.

Evidence and research:

For information on Local Plan evidence and research, please see the Evidence and research page.