The SADPD (Site Allocations and Development Policies Document) is part of Cheshire East's Local Plan process.
The authority's Local Plan Strategy sets out the strategic framework for development and has been broadly backed by a planning inspector, subject to some necessary changes. Now the council is seeking views on its 'daughter document' – the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) – which provides much of the detail.
This new planning document will give the borough a much finer grain of planning guidance and will also allocate some smaller sites for development within town centres, the larger villages and rural areas.
This consultation (which runs from Monday, February 27th to Monday, April 10th 2017) is to allow comment on the issues behind the SADPD, rather than the SADPD itself.
In the meantime, the document launch is accompanied by a 'call for sites' so the council can gain an up-to-date picture of what land is potentially available for future development. Landowners and developers with suitable sites are being asked to put them forward during the consultation process. This call for sites will replace previous versions – and particular encouragement is given to smaller sites at this stage of plan preparation.
The issues paper states
"The distribution of growth to the individual Local Service Centres will be addressed in the SADPD. There are 13 of these – Alderley Edge, Audlem, Bollington, Bunbury, Chelford, Disley, Goostrey, Haslington, Holmes Chapel, Mobberley, Prestbury, Shavington and Wrenbury.
"The SADPD will also need to address how the overall development requirements for 'Other Settlements and Rural Areas' will be met. Account will need to be taken of the level of development that has already been completed since 2010 and is already 'committed' (granted planning permission but not yet built)".
You can find the Cheshire East Consultation Portal here and this contains a link to the Issues Paper in the Consultation Documents section.
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