Cheshire East Council launches an additional six week consultation on its Core Strategy this week, to allow more time for the public to have their say on the Local Plan before it is presented to the Planning Inspector.
The consultation will run for six weeks, from November 5, to December 16 2013 and was approved by Councillor David Brown at public meeting in Sandbach on Friday (November 1)
A significant amount of detailed research and evidence has been gathered to inform the ‘Pre Submission Core Strategy’ and this round of consultation seeks to address any concerns that the public may have as we approach the publication of the Local Plan next year.
Deputy Leader, Councillor David Brown, who oversees the Local Plan process said: “There was a tremendous response to our proposals at the Strategic Planning Board in September, with around 30 people and groups coming along to speak at the meeting.
“It’s only right, given the strength of feeling, that we respect the effort people put in by now making extra time to reflect on them properly.
“So far, we have received 28,000 responses to our draft proposals. This is an unprecedented amount of interest in a council consultation process and I hope this additional period of consultation will allow everyone to feel they have had time and opportunity to have their say.”
All documents can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan or at any Cheshire East library or customer service point.