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Local Plan (part one): examinationHouse construction

Kevin Ward BA (Hons) MRTPI has been appointed as inspector to conduct the independent examination to determine whether the Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part One) Strategic Policies is sound.

The hearings for the examination were held between Tuesday 17 June 2014 and Friday 4 July 2014.  

The Inspector has now written to the Council to state that he is satisfied that the Council has complied with the duty to co-operate in the preparation of the Local Plan. The Inspector has concluded that the submitted plan is not sound in a number of respects, but considers that it can be made sound through main modifications. The Inspector will now liaise with the Council via the Programme Officer in order to produce a series of main modifications which will be subject to sustainability appraisal and full public consultation. The consultation period is expected to run for six weeks from 8 September to 17 October 2014.

All information relating to the examination process can be found on the examination webpage on our consultation portal.

Local Plan (part two): Land allocations and detailed policies - issues consultation and additional call for sites

The Local Plan (part two) will set out further allocations and detailed policies, following on from the strategic framework set out in the Local Plan (part one).

Between 1 May and 19 June 2014, we asked for your views on what policies should or should not be included in the Local Plan (part two), including the potential to use Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). There was also a further opportunity to submit any sites not already suggested during previous consultations.

Local Plan (part one): submission

The Local Plan and all supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday 23 December 2013. This followed the formal approval of the submission documents by a Special Meeting of the Council on 19 December 2013. 

A copy of all submitted documents can be viewed on our consultation portal. Hard copies are available to view in all customer service centres and libraries in Cheshire West and Chester.

Publication Draft Local Plan (part one) consultation

The Council published its Draft Local Plan for an eight week consultation period which ended at 5pm on Friday, 1 November 2013. All representations received during the consultation period can be seen on the consultation portal.

Local Plan (part one) timetable

The table below sets out the main stages in the preparation of the Local Plan.

Stage Date  
Consultation on initial Topic Papers 2009 Completed
Issues and Options consultation 11 November 2009 -
13 January 2010
Completed
Consultation on development options March - June 2011 Completed
Preferred Policy Directions 10 week formal consultation 31 August - 12 November  2012 Completed
Publication Draft Local Plan consultation 6 September - 1 November 2013 Completed
Submission 23 December 2013 Completed
Examination hearings 17 June - 4 July 2014 Completed
Main modifications consultation 8 September - 17 October 2014  
Adoption