Planning applications

To search for the latest planning applications in Nantwich visit the Cheshire East web site

Cheshire East Local Plan

The Local Plan sets planning policies and allocates sites for development. It is the Statutory Development Plan for Cheshire East and is the basis for deciding planning applications. The Local Plan for Cheshire East is currently being prepared and will guide development up to 2030.

Prior to the adoption of documents in the new Local Plan, the Saved Policies from previous Local Plans will continue to be used.

Local Plan Strategy Examination

Cheshire East Council submitted its Local Plan Strategy to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 20th May 2014 and it is currently undergoing an independent examination to determine whether it is sound and legally compliant.

For the latest news and further information on the progress of the examination, please see the Examination Page on the Cheshire East Consultation Portal. To view the submitted draft Local Plan Strategy and all associated documentation please see the Examination Library webpage (The submitted Local Plan Strategy itself is document reference SD 001 in the list).

The Local Plan Strategy sets out the Council’s case for sustainable economic growth and is the strategy that the Council wants to adopt to manage development in Cheshire East up to 2030.

Cheshire East Local Plan – Development Strategy and Policy Principles

Cheshire East has consulted on the Development Strategy and Policy Principles for future development in the Borough until 2030 which will form the basis of the Core Strategy of the Local Plan.

These documents outline Cheshire East’s preferred levels of job creation, housing growth and infrastructure provision and establish important sites to help to deliver this vision.

Main points affecting Nantwich

The Strategy proposes the main growth for the Borough in Crewe and Macclesfield with new villages at Stowford, Barthomley and Handforth.   Nantwich is identified as one of key service centres in the Borough.    It is proposed that Nantwich should deliver:

1,500 new homes between 2010 and 2030 (75 per year) 5 hectares of employment land between 2010 and 2030 (0.25 hectare per year)

Key objectives in the strategy include:-

Protection and enhancement of town’s heritage
Promotion of the riverside as a community resource
Development of brownfield sites at Snow Hill and Regents College
Development of a green field site at Reaseheath for housing – 1000 houses plus  employment land
Development of Stapeley Water Gardens – 250 houses plus employment land (an existing permission)
Designation of new green belt areas to the east and west of the town

The Town Council’s response was agreed by Policy Committee on 25 February 2013.

Response to Development Strategy by Nantwich Town Council