Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document Consultation Deadline 22nd October

Date: 18th October 2018
Published by: David Naylor

The Local Plan Strategy was the first part of Cheshire East Council's new local plan to be adopted in July 2017. It contains strategic planning policies and site allocations, which are now used by the council to determine planning applications.

This item is linked to the Public Meeting on 3rd October hosted by Bollington Town Council at Bollington Cross School when the SADPD and how it affects four sections of our local green belt in terms of proposed housing development on these sites

The Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) will be the second part of the new local plan and it will contain more detailed planning policies and further site allocations. It will replace the detailed policies from the local plans from the former districts (Congleton; Crewe and Nantwich; and Macclesfield). Once adopted, the SADPD policies will be used alongside the Local Plan Strategy policies to determine planning applications.

This consultation is on the first draft of the SADPD. Its draft policies and proposals have been informed by:

The Local Plan Strategy and national planning policies and guidance;
a variety of studies, reports, statistics and other research, many of which have been completed or commissioned by the council;
the findings of last year's consultation on the SADPD issues paper;
involvement of key stakeholders, particularly including town and parish councils, infrastructure providers and statutory consultees (such as the Environment Agency; Historic England; and Natural England); and
recommendations from appraisals and assessments including a Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment.
The first draft SADPD has been published for public consultation between 11 September and 22 October 2018. This is an important opportunity to help shape the policies and proposals in the SADPD and to help us make sure that the document will provide an up-to-date planning framework to support our ambition of making the borough an even better place to live, work and visit.

Consultation documents
The first draft SADPD document is available to read online on this consultation portal. Click this READ AND COMMENT link The first draft SADPD is accompanied by:an Interim Sustainability Appraisal; a Habitats Regulations Assessment; a draft policies map; and an extensive series of background evidence and reports. You can download PDF versions of all of these documents to keep from the BACKGROUND EVIDENCE AND REPORTS PAGE.

Submit your views
Cheshire East's online consultation portal is their preferred method for submitting responses, but they will also accept responses by email or in writing. Paper comments forms are available at libraries and the council's offices listed above.

Consultation portal: click this READ AND COMMENT link (you will need to log-in or register with the consultation portal before submitting comments)
Email: localplan@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Post: Spatial Planning (Westfields), C/O Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ
Please make sure that your comments reach Cheshire East by 22 October 2018. They are not able to accept anonymous comments and you must provide them with your name and contact details. Your personal data will be processed in line with their Spatial Planning Privacy Notice and your name and comments will be published and made available to view on the consultation portal.

Next steps
Following this consultation, They will consider all responses received and carry out any further background research and evidence as required to produce a final draft SADPD. There will be further public consultation on the final draft SADPD in 2019, and following that we will submit the SADPD to the Secretary of State for its independent examination.

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