The Council is updating its land availability assessments which will help to inform any further land allocations for development that are made through the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document. In addition, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 requires the Council to publish a ‘Brownfield Register’ of previously developed sites that are assessed as being suitable for housing development. There may also be a future requirement to produce a ‘Small Sites Register’ to support development on smaller sites and make it easier for interested parties to identify sites for self-build and custom housing.
As a result, the Council invites local residents, landowners, developers and other parties to put forward sites they consider to be suitable and available for future development in the Borough. These can be for housing, commercial, employment or other types of development, but not for minerals and waste uses as these will be invited via a separate call for minerals and waste sites later in 2017.
For more information please visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan
or email SHLAA@cheshireeast.gov.uk
The call for sites runs from 27 February 2017 to 5:00pm on 10 April 2017.
Please note that all responses will be available for public inspection and will be placed on the Cheshire East website. This will include your name and post town. Anonymous responses will not be accepted. If provided, we will not publish details of other site owners.
Your personal information will be held and used in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. Your personal data will not be sold on to third parties and we will use the data you give solely for the purpose of preparing the Cheshire East Local Plan or other Spatial Planning Policies.
So that sites can be properly assessed by the Council, we do ask that you complete all the information requested on the form and include a plan showing the location and boundaries of the site. The Council is seeking to prepare its land availability assessment afresh, to make sure the information is as up-to-date and reliable as possible. We currently hold lots of information about sites that cannot be automatically relied-upon because it is incomplete or was received some time ago. As a result, we are asking interested parties to submit sites that are considered to be suitable and available, even if this information has previously been submitted to us
What Happens Next
The Council will use the information received to:
- Update its land availability registers;
- Inform the preparation of the draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document;
- Inform the Brownfield Register; and
- Inform the Small Sites Register.
Please note that all sites will be assessed by the Council and submission of a site does not automatically mean that it will be allocated for development or identified in any of the registers.