Cheshire East consults on last part of Local Plan

Cheshire East Council will next week launch consultation on the third and final part of its Local Plan, setting out the blueprint for development in the borough up to 2030.

The main elements of the Local Paln are now in place, having gone through three years of consultations and submissions and being broadly approved by a planning inspector. A secondary site allocations and development policies issues document completed a six-week consultation in March.

The third component of its development blueprint, the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Document (MWDPD), is now to undergo its own six-week consultation.

The document allocates sites and areas, enabling the council to meet its identified minerals and waste needs. It also sets out detailed policies to guide planning application decisions in the borough and includes a related call for sites, so that the council can gain an up-to-date picture of what land is potentially available for future development.

Landowners and developers with sites and areas suitable for minerals or waste purposes are being asked to put them forward during the consultation process.

Cllr Ainsley Arnold, Cheshire East cabinet member for housing and planning, said: “Now that the Local Plan strategy is nearing completion we want to press on and complete the third and final, more detailed stage of the plan and a related call for potential sites, relating to both waste and minerals

“The Local Plan is the council’s most important tool for shaping development in Cheshire East to 2030, so I would encourage people to take the time to share their views.”

Following consultation, an initial draft plan will be prepared.

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