CONSULTATION on the final stages of Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan is set to start on Monday, February 6.

The six-week public consultation on ‘main modifications’ has been called by Planning Inspector Stephen Pratt and will run until March 20.

The plan, on the whole, has been backed by Mr Pratt, subject to some ‘necessary changes’.

Councillor Ainsley Arnold, cabinet member for housing and planning, said: “It is gratifying to see our Local Plan moving forward firmly towards adoption.

“The plan is the council’s most important tool for shaping development in Cheshire East to 2030 and I am pleased the hard work of our officers and members has paid off.

“This will be the eleventh round of public consultations and this Local Plan is one of the most consulted on in the country.

“There has been unprecedented interest in the consultation process and I’m sure this engagement will have allowed everyone to feel they had the opportunity to have their say.”

This follows nearly three years of public comments and submissions on the council’s proposed strategic blueprint for the borough’s development to 2030.

Most recently the Local Plan underwent a further six-week public consultation, which ended on October 20.

This is the last stage before final amendment and adoption by the council.

To take part in the consultation visit