Public Consultations

There are a number of Public Consultations and surveys on many different subjects that members of the public can contribute to and have a say in what's going on in Cheshire East and our Parish.

Here's a list of the details and links to take you straight to them:

January 2024

Adult Social Care Charging Consultation

Cheshire East Council is seeking your views on several proposed changes to its Adult Social Care charging policy.

The aim is to review the way contributions are calculated in line with national guidance and update rates and fees to reflect the cost of current care prices.

The consultation closes on 21 January 2024.

Cheshire East Budget Engagement Consultation 2024 - 2025

The Cheshire East Council Budget Consultation for 2024 to 2025 is due to commence in January 2024. 

November 2023

Consultation on Green Spaces Maintenance closed on 24 November 2023 

Results of the Consultation on Green Spaces Maintenance

January 2023

Cheshire East Health & Wellbeing Strategy Consultation 2023 closes 05 Feb 2023

Cheshire East Budget Engagement Consultation 2023 closes 30 January 2023

Police Budget 2023/24

A survey set up for residents to tell the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner about their priorities and their views on the police precept.

The survey can be completed here:

For information explaining the precept there is a list of FAQs on the Police & Crime Commissioner website 

For a paper copy of the survey or any assistance with accessibility requirements please contact

December 2020

South Cheshire Growth Village - current developer consultation

Many of you, particularly those living in Weston Village, Stowford and Whites Lane, will have received a public consultation document from Bloor Homes asking for your views in relation to their proposals for the South Cheshire Growth Village.

Following strong representations from both the Parish Council and Steve Edgar, our Local Ward Councillor, this consultation has now been extended until 28th February.

This is a pre planning application consultation which will be followed by the submission of a formal planning application to Cheshire East when there will be further opportunity for comment.

We cannot stop this development from happening because the principle has already been established.  The South Cheshire Growth Village is a key strategic development site within the approved Cheshire East Local Plan.  It's important, however, that you make your views known so that we can ensure that the development which takes place protects Weston Village and the surrounding area as much as possible.  The Parish Council is currently looking closely at the proposals.

To see all of the details please refer to the developer's web site

November 2020

Cheshire East Local Plan Revised Publication Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document

The Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) includes non-strategic planning policies and site allocations. It has been prepared to support the strategic policies of the Local Plan Strategy and will be used to help make decisions on planning applications in the borough up to 2030. The consultation period has been extended and all consultation responses received by 5:00pm on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 will be considered by the council and will be provided to the inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the SADPD.

October 2020

Government White Paper Planning

This is an open consultation on the Government's proposals for reform of the planning system in England. The Government White Paper with full details of their proposals can be viewed on their webpage via this link

A response was submitted on the Parish Council's behalf through our Planning Consultant and can be viewed here

Cheshire East's Environment Strategy Consultation

To view the draft copy of Cheshire East Council Environment Strategy 2019-24 click here.

Cheshire East's economic strategy Consultation

A response was submitted on the Parish Council's behalf through our Planning Consultant. 

September 2019

Site Allocations and Development Policies Document - This will form the second part of the Cheshire East Local Plan. 

April 2019

One You - Healthy Lifestyle Survey. One You Cheshire East is an integrated lifestyle service that is commissioned by Cheshire East Council. It provides a single point of access to programmes designed to help people do more physical activity, lose weight, eat more healthily, stop smoking and to prevent falls. This survey aims to access awareness of the One You service and how it could be improved in the future. Closes 17th April 2019

January 2019

Cheshire East Council - Consultation to seek the views of residents, service users, carers, staff and anyone else with an interest in Care4CE. Click here to start the survey. Closes5pm Friday 15th March 2019 

November 2018

Cheshire East Council - Consultation on waste collection reorganisation Closing date 5pm Monday 7th January 2019

Cheshire East Council - Pre Budget Consultation 2019/22 Closing date Friday 14th December 2018

September 2018

Cheshire East Council - Mental Health Strategy Consultation Closing date Friday 5th October 2018.

Cheshire East Council - Learning Disabilities Strategy Consultation Closing date Friday 5th October 2018

Cheshire East Council - Sexual Health Services Survey Closing date Wednesday 31st October 2018

August 2018

Cemeteries Strategy Consultation 

Cheshire East Council has produced a new Cemeteries Strategy for the borough. The strategy ensures that the provision of cemeteries meets local needs for existing and future residents across Cheshire East.

This consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 14th September 2018.

July 2018

Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy - Proposed Changes Version

Have your say on the latest proposals for the Cheshire East Local Plan. The Local Plan needs constant modifying to keep up to date and relevant in order to be effective.

Well Managed Highways Consultation

This consultation closes on 27th August 2018. The council needs to revise its codes of practice for highway safety inspections and winter and adverse weather service.

The new proposals consider many factors so why not get involved.

April 2018

Healthwatch Cheshire West & Healthwatch Cheshire East are conducting a survey to find out what issues people would like them to focus on and explore in more depth. The closing date for the survey is Friday 18th May 2018. To complete the survey please click here

March 2018

Supply of Household Recycling and Waste Bins Consultation

Closing date for this is 21st May 2018

Shavington Primary - Resource Provision

There is a growing need across Cheshire East for more specialist resource provision places and currently due to the lack of places some children are being educated in schools outside of Cheshire East.This lack of provision means that children are spending time travelling to and from school at a significant cost to the local authority.

The council have completed a sufficiency review of its special educational needs provision across the local authority.  It has identified that there is a need within the Crewe, Nantwich and Shavington area to provide at least 21 places in specialist resource provision for children with a primary need of Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).

In June 2017 Cheshire East asked schools in the Crewe, Nantwich and Shavington areas if they were interested in creating a funded resource provision in their schools and Shavington Primary School expressed an interest.

The closing date is 16th April 2018

Sustainable Modes of Travel to School Strategy Consultation

Cheshire East are looking for feedback on their draft strategy that provides guidance for schools in implementing their own School Travel plans in a more sustainable way. You need to submit your views by 5pm Thursday 29th March 2018.

January 2018

Wychwood Village Proposed Waiting Restrictions Order

Cheshire East have proposed an Order for Wychwood Village for the prohibition of waiting by vehicles at all times on all days. If you wish to object to the proposed order, or to any provisions contained in it, or make nay other representations, you may do so in writing, and if making an objection you must specify the grounds on which it is made, to Mr R Welch, Cheshire East Highways, Municipal Buildings, Earl Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ.

Map for the proposed waiting restrictions

Notice of Proposal

Statement of Reasons

Cheshire East Council is currently refreshing their Health and Wellbeing Strategy and want people to review the short 8 page document which outlines their challenges, highlights their principles for providing services and sets our the three priorities and outcomes they want to achieve between 2018 - 2021.

An online survey where you can review the strategy and answer just 12 simple questions by clicking the link below and is available until Friday 16th February 2018:

Health and Wellbeing Strategy Survey 

December 2017

Cheshire East Council is in the process of developing a new housing strategy for the period of 2018 to 2023. The housing strategy aims to set out how the council plans to increase and improve housing within the Borough.

The council has created a first draft of the strategy, which is now consulting on to get your feedback on it:

Cheshire East Council Housing Strategy 2018 - 2023 Consultation - runs until 8th January 2018

November 2017

Have your say on how Cheshire East intends to capitalise on the opportunity that Hs2 and a Crewe hub station will provide in the Crewe Hs2 Masterplan Vision Consultation November 2017

October 2017

Cheshire East Fire Authority Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2018/19 Consultation

- This link allows you to see the draft plan and also take part in the survey. The closing date for comments is Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Education Travel Policies Consultation - runs until 6th December 2017

September 2017

Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule Public Consultation

A500 Dualling Public Consultation Event (Walk-in event)

Barthomley Village Hall

Wednesday 20th September 2017 2pm - 8pm

Saturday 23rd September 2017 9pm - 4pm

Dog Fouling and Dog Control Public Space Protection Order Consultation

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

Country Park Satisfaction Survey