Cheshire East Council has this week (at last) formally adopted its Local Plan.
Importantly, the Plan provides a five-year supply of housing land to protect against inappropriate or unsustainable housing proposals. Goostrey’s position will be further strengthened if its Neighbourhood Plan is approved by a majority vote by residents on August 17th.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council said: “It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey but we understood the importance of getting this blueprint right – and the adoption of our Local Plan is great news for the people of Cheshire East. The Local Plan is the council’s most important tool for shaping development in Cheshire East to 2030 – so today is a landmark for this authority, local businesses and our residents.”
Cheshire East’s Local Plan includes provision for a housing requirement of at least 36,000 new homes and 380 hectares of development land, with 60-plus strategic sites within the Local Plan, including larger-scale proposals such as the North Cheshire Garden Village at Handforth.