Statement of Representations Procedure
Subject Matter: The Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version sets out Cheshire East Council’s spatial policy framework for delivering sustainable economic growth and represents the strategy the Council wishes to adopt to deliver a vibrant sustainable community and for the management of development in Cheshire East up to 2030. It has been published for a period of public representations before Submission to the Secretary of State.
Area Covered: Whole of the administrative area of Cheshire East, excluding the Peak District National Park.
Representation Period: A six week period – Friday 14th March 2014 until 5pm on Friday 25th April 2014. To be valid, all representations must be submitted within this period and received by the Council at Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ by 5:00 pm on Friday 25th April 2014. Parties submitting representations after this deadline lose the right to appear at the public examination stage. Anonymous representations will not be considered.
Representations: can be made electronically by way of the Council’s website www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan or in writing on a representation form available from the following locations: all libraries in Cheshire East; the Customer Service Centres at Delamere House, Crewe and the Town Hall, Macclesfield; Planning Help Desk, Municipal Buildings, Crewe; and Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach. The representation forms must be returned to: Spatial Planning, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ by 5:00 pm on Friday 25th April 2014.
All comments received will be submitted to the Secretary of State and considered as part of a public examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Representations at this stage should only be made with respect to the legal compliance of the Local Plan Strategy and to its soundness. The Council considers the Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version to be sound, so representations should specify in what respect(s) the Plan is considered to be unsound and what change(s) would be needed to be made to make it sound.
Further notification: Representations may be accompanied by a request for you to be notified at a specified address that:
The Local Plan Strategy has been submitted for independent examination
The recommendations of the person appointed to carry out the independent
Examination of the Local Plan Strategy have been published
And the Local Plan Strategy has been adopted.
Location of Documents for Inspection – Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version
The Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version and supporting documentation (Sustainability Appraisal; Habitat Regulations Assessment; Policies Map; Statement of Consultation; Infrastructure Delivery Plan; Duty to Co-operate Statement of Compliance; Submission Sites Justification Paper; Submission Non-Preferred Sites Justification Paper; Housing Background Paper; Employment Background Paper; Background Paper – Population Projections and Forecasts; Local Plan Strategy Overview Document; Statement of Community Involvement; and Local Development Scheme) are available for inspection at:
The Customer Service Centres at Delamere House, Crewe and the Town Hall, Macclesfield; Planning Help Desk, Municipal Buildings, Crewe; and Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday) and all libraries in Cheshire East – opening times for the libraries can be found at http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/libraries/libraries_opening_hours.aspx
An electronic copy of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version; all of the supporting documents listed above; the evidence base that has been used to inform the Plan and guidance on how to make a representation will be available to view on the Council’s website: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan
Paper copies of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy – Submission Version and all of the supporting documentation listed above, can be requested from the Spatial Planning Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01270 685893. Please note that a reasonable charge will be made, to cover printing and postal costs, for each document.