The Process

Current Planning Requests are listed on the Cheshire East Website.

You can find them at planning applications.

There is a search facility on that page which allows you to search by address or application identifier.

Each application has a ‘last date for submitting comments’ and a ‘decision target date’.

Comments can be submitted in writing or electronically and all responses received are also visible on the Cheshire East website.

You can find guidance on how to object / comment Commenting on Plans.

Some Alsager specific suggestions for objection are given in ‘Points To Make’ under ‘Objections’ on this web site.

It is very important that residents submit responses so that the strength of feeling can be assessed by Cheshire East decision makers and also it is very important that residents attend and are heard at the planning meetings.

If you do want to attend a planning meeting, see planning meetings. If you want to speak at a meeting, you can get a 3 minute slot but you have to book that before the cut off date.  Details are published for each meeting.  The details of how to do this are contained in the document ‘public speaking at committee’ on the above web page.

This is something that residents need to do themselves.  

The following is an extract from the Cheshire East document ‘guide to commenting on planning applications’.

In considering a planning application, the Council has a statutory duty to have regard to the provisions of the Local Plan and any other “material considerations”. The most common “material considerations” include the following, although the list is not exhaustive.

  • Local, strategic, regional and national planning policies 
  • Government circulars, orders and statutory instruments 
  • Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions) 
  • Design, visual appearance, and materials 
  • Layout and density of buildings 
  • Loss of daylight or sunlight 
  • Overshadowing/loss of outlook (but not loss of view) 
  • Overlooking/loss of privacy 
  • Noise and disturbance from use 
  • Smells Light pollution 
  • Highway safety issues 
  • Traffic generation Vehicular access Adequacy of parking 
  • Loss of important trees
  • Landscaping 
  • Nature conservation 
  • Intrusion into the Open Countryside/ Green Belt 
  • Risk of flooding 
  • Effect of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • Archaeology
  • Hazardous materials and ground contamination 
  • Disabled persons access