New Homes needed in Cheshire East

The number of new homes needed in Cheshire East is 36,000, according to the Council’s draft local plan.

The planning inspector examining Cheshire East Council’s the plan is broadly supportive of the local planning authority’s latest work.

The inspector noted that the council has produced “an impressive and comprehensive set of additional evidence within a relatively limited amount of time during the suspension of the examination.” The inspector said the council had adopted a balanced and rational approach to economic and jobs growth.

On housing, the objectively assessed need (OAN) for 36,000 new homes was viewed as “supported by the evidence”.

The Local Plan sets planning policies and allocates sites for development. It is the Statutory Development Plan for Cheshire East and is the basis for deciding planning applications. A new Local Plan for Cheshire East is currently being prepared and will guide development up to 2030.

The Plan covers a range of matters including the number of new homes that are needed and where they should be located; the amount and location of new employment land; protection and improvement of important open areas and provision of new ones; provision of new infrastructure and improvement of town centres and community facilities in the Borough.

You can read about the plan at