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Local Plan - Part Two


The Local Plan (Part Two) Land Allocations and Detailed Policies was adopted at a meeting of Full Council on 18 July 2019.

The development plan is made up of the Local Plan (Part One) Strategic Policies, the Local Plan (Part Two) Land Allocations and Detailed Policies and any made Neighbourhood Plans. See the adopted development plan page for further information.


Roisin Barrett MSc BSc (Hons) Dip UD Dip Hist Cons MRTPI IHBC was appointed as inspector to conduct the independent examination to determine whether the Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part Two) Land Allocations and Detailed Policies is sound.

The hearings for the examination were held between Tuesday 18 September 2018 and Thursday 27 September 2018.

Further information on the hearings, the Inspector's consultation on main modifications and the Inspector's report, schedule of main modifications and schedule of additional modifications are available on request.


The Local Plan and all supporting documents were submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday 12 March 2018. This followed the formal approval of the submission documents by a meeting of the Council on 1 March 2018.

A copy of all submitted documents are available on request.

Publication Draft consultation

The Council published its Draft Local Plan for a seven week consultation period which ended at 5pm on Monday, 29 January 2018. All representations received during the consultation period were submitted to the Secretary of State at the submission stage mentioned above.

Local Plan (Part Two) timetable

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

  • Issues consultation and additional call for sites - 1 May to 19 June 2014 - Completed
  • Preferred Approach consultation - 12 August to 23 September 2016 - Completed
  • Publication Draft Local Plan (Part Two) consultation - 11 December 2017 to 29 January 2018 - Completed
  • Submission - 12 March 2018 - Completed
  • Examination hearings - 18 September 2018 to 27 September 2018 - Completed
  • Main modifications consultation - 17 December 2018 to 3 February 2019 - Completed
  • Adoption - 18 July 2019 - Completed