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.

Regulation 15 Submission of the Alderley Edge Neighborhood Development Plan

September 2020

Following consultation in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the Steering Group used the results and other evidence to draw up the draft of final policies in the Alderley Edge Neighbourhood Development Plan.

This Plan was 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.


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.