Local Plan: Cheshire East

1st March 2013 Press Release from CEC:

The latest stage of the Local Plan consultation has now come to an end and it is estimated that over 10,000 comments have been submitted to Cheshire East Council for consideration.

The Development Strategy and Policy Principles consultation ran for six weeks between Tuesday, January 15, and Tuesday, February 26 2013.

Residents and other interested communities were encouraged to get involved and have their say as this consultation focused upon key sites identified as suitable for development in Cheshire East.  Once comments have been analysed and recorded they will feature on the CEC website at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan, however, this process is anticipated to take a number of weeks due to the volume of responses received.

Councillor David Brown, Cabinet member in charge of strategic communities, said: “The strength of feeling around the Local Plan is evident in the number of comments that we have received during this stage of the consultation and we value the views of all who have taken part in the consultation.  We will now analyse this feedback and use it to finalise the Cheshire East Development Strategy and create a sustainable, plan-led future for our Borough.  The next consultation will be in the summer on the Core Strategy.”

For more information on the Local Plan and the role that it will play in shaping the future of Cheshire East, please visit: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan

Alternatively, to sign up for electronic information alerts please email localplan@cheshireeast.gov.uk

“Cheshire East Council Local Plan: Development Strategy and Policy Principles Consultations: 15th January to 26th February 2013
As part of the Local Plan, Cheshire East Council produced a Development Strategy and an Emerging Policy Principles document. Public consultation took place on these documents between 15th January and 26th February 2013.
The consultation documents can be viewed on Cheshire East Council’s website and using the Council’s Consultation Portal (www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan) where comments could be submitted electronically on the consultation documents.
Copies of the consultation documents were also made available for inspection in Cheshire East Council libraries, Customer Service Points in Crewe and Macclesfield and the Council’s offices at Westfields, Sandbach.

Comments forms were also made available at the above locations, with secure comment boxes for your completed comment forms to be returned.
The documents are supported by a draft Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment which were available for public consultation and could be viewed on the Cheshire East website. see link below

Cheshire East Council encouraged as many people as possible to submit their comments online, to save time, paper and money. A “Guide to Making Comments Online” leaflet has also been prepared to assist you in using the consultation documents online.
Further information can be obtained from the Cheshire East website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan or by e-mail localplan@cheshireeast.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01270 685893.”  Info from CEC.

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