CEC reject Inspector’s advice on sites consultation

CEC reject Inspector’s advice on sites consultation

Despite Inspector Stephen Pratt ‘s recommendation, CEC are not going to publish its final list of site allocations ahead of the next main consultation. The Inspector suggested that CEC “may wish to consider publicising the final list of selected site allocations before public consultation, so that stakeholders and local communities can provide up-to-date information on availability and deliverability […]

Bunbury 2nd village to pass NP examination

Bunbury 2nd village to pass NP examination

Bunbury’s Neighbourhood Plan has successfully passed a key milestone on its way to helping protect the community from unplanned and unsustainable development.  The plan has been given the green light by a planning examiner. Bunbury Parish Council was one of the first in Cheshire East to take up the new neighbourhood planning powers and, following […]

CEC feel Local Plan still on course

CEC feel Local Plan still on course

Cheshire East evidence has ‘significant’ implications for local plan.   Place Northwest 15 Dec 2015, 10:06 Jessica Middleton-Pugh The Government inspector overseeing Cheshire East’s local plan has published his views on the latest evidence put forward by the council, which increases the amount of homes and employment land the borough will deliver by 2030. The examination […]

HS2 terminus for Crewe

The news of the confirmed HS2 Terminus at Crewe and acceleration of the route’s construction will open up Cheshire East’s opportunities for jobs and housing, and may have implications for the Local Plan when assessing the OAN [Objectively Assessed Needs] for the area.  South Cheshire would become the gateway to the ‘Northern Power House’.  You can […]

CEC plans to ‘fast-track’ large developments

CEC plans to ‘fast-track’ large developments

Cheshire East’s Local Plan through the back door With the Cheshire East Local Plan process now proposed to extend to at least the end of 2016, the Council has adopted a policy in the meantime which should make it easier for applicants who are proposing large schemes to have their applications fast-tracked. Caroline Simpson, the […]

Gladman call for Local Plan to be withdrawn

Gladman call for Local Plan to be withdrawn

While Gladman propose 119 houses in Open Countryside here in Goostrey against the wishes of the village and Jodrell Bank Observatory they recently called for CEC’s Local Plan to be withdrawn, citing insufficient public consultation following revised amendments to the green belt.  The council are currently proposing that the examination hearings will be resumed, hoping that the […]

Developer-led panel to streamline local plans

Developer-led panel to streamline local plans

“Oh dear, another developer-led panel on planning, without environment or community reps,” said Campaign to Protect Rural England chief executive Shaun Spiers.   “Outcome depressingly predictable.” DCLG’s new panel to accelerate local plans will include no-one from the environment or community sector. A panel launched by planning minister Brandon Lewis to “streamline” England’s local-plan making process […]

CEC Local Plan: autumn Site consultations possible

CEC Local Plan: autumn Site consultations possible

Local Plan: Council likely to consult on site selection this autumn by Lisa Reeves Cheshire East Council is looking to identify the proposed sites to meet the additional housing requirements for the revised Local Plan in August and September. Last month, CEC submitted their additional evidence and suggested revisions to the Planning Inspector to address and […]

Local Plan: saga continues

Local Plan: saga continues

The saga of Cheshire East’s Local Plan has recently taken another twist, as the Planning Inspector has warned that the changes to the Plan may be so significant that it needs to be scrapped and resubmitted. These troubles are nothing new.  In November last year, Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan was suspended after the inspector declared that it had […]

Local Plan: withdraw and resubmit?

Local Plan: withdraw and resubmit?

A recent email from the Inspector to CEC points to the possibility of the Local Plan being withdrawn, then resubmitted for examination after public consultations on Site Allocations.  The earliest date for re-examination would be October: Cheshire East Possible Timeline for Examination Resumption The Inspector has noted the Council’s suggested timeframe for the resumption of the […]