Cheshire East may need to submit amended local plan

After concluding it had not dealt adequately with either housing assessment and provision or green belt issues, the planning inspector who been examining Cheshire East Council’s draft local plan has warned the planning authority it may have to withdraw the strategy and resubmit it.

He has told the local authority: “Consultation on a significantly amended overall housing and employment land provision figure, along with a set of new or amended sites, may constitute the type of substantial amendment which might suggest that the submitted plan should be withdrawn and resubmitted when all necessary community engagement and public consultation has been completed.”