An item on 31st May 2020 discussed Cheshire East Council’s recently adopted housing development framework

I have requested space to clarify the purpose of the framework.

It will NOT seek to develop more housing over and above that approved in the Council’s Local Plan.

One of the challenges in Cheshire East is to develop the right type of housing that meets the needs of our residents.  For example, bungalows and social housing.

Therefore, if the council owns a site that is surplus it would have the option (not the right) to use the framework to control the type, price, design and form of housing on the site as opposed to selling it and leaving it to a developer determine the scheme.

Furthermore, any scheme would also need to secure the appropriate planning permission.

This is an attempt to positively influence the delivery of the housing in Cheshire East, which means we are more likely to get some of the type of homes built in our towns and villages that our communities need. 

Residents are very welcome to join the online meeting of the Council’s Environment & Scrutiny Committee at 10.00 on 15th June 2020 that will be scrutinising the framework.

Nick Mannion 

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration
Cheshire East Council

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