How It Works

Over the last 3 years a small group of volunteers has worked hard to produce a Neighbourhood Plan for Alderley Edge. The group comprises residents, Councillors and local business owners.


It has been hard work. The Plan process has to follow a number of strict rules set down in law. It has to involve a lot of consultation. The group has drawn up questionnaires, analysed the results and held public meetings to find out more about the priorities of the community.


The result of their work is a document that sets out draft policies that the group believes reflect your views.

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What happens next?

The Neighbourhood Plan group has spent a lot of time assessing the results of previous consultations and surveys. It has taken account of data provided by Cheshire East Council and the output from its emerging Local Plan. It has used all this to set out some suggested policies covering four areas of village life:

These policies are set out in detail in the full report.

Formal Consultation on Draft Policies

27 January to 9 March 2020

Following consultation in 2018 and 2019, the Steering Group used the results and other evidence to draw up the draft of final policies in the Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Development Plan which was available for formal consultation from 27 January to 9 March 2020. (This stage is referred to in Neighbourhood Plan terminology as Regulation 14).

Following this public formal consultation process the Plan is being reviewed and will be submitted to Cheshire East Council together with a Consultation Statement that sets out who has been consulted and how their views have informed the Plan.

Cheshire East Council will then re-consult, before the plan is subjected to an examination by an independent examiner. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this consultation will not take place until libraries and public facilities are re-opened, allowing the opportunity to view a hard copy of the Plan.


Once any further amendments have been made, the plan will be subject to a local Referendum and if there is a majority 'Yes' vote, it will be "Made" by Cheshire East Council and used to determine planning applications in Alderley Edge until 2030.

©2018 Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Plan.