Following three years of public comments and submissions on the council's proposed strategic blueprint for the borough's development to 2030, a planning inspector has backed Cheshire East's Local Plan for shaping future development in the borough.
The report by Planning Inspector Stephen Pratt gives the Local Plan 'a clean bill of health' and means the council can now move ahead with the document's formal adoption within weeks. The receipt of the inspector's report brings the Local Plan examination to a formal close.
Importantly, his report says the Local Plan, once adopted, will secure 'at least' a five-year supply of housing land to meet projected need. This will provide a vital protection against inappropriate or unsustainable housing proposals from developers.
Councillor Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council said: "This is good news for Cheshire East and a major step forward for residents and businesses alike.
Planning Inspector Mr Pratt said in his report: "I conclude that Cheshire East Council has adopted a balanced and rational approach to economic and jobs growth, which is both ambitious and aspirational, yet realistic and with a reasonable prospect of success."
For further information about the Local Plan, recent consultations and links to key documents, visit Cheshire East's Local Plan pages.
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