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Architectural Drawings for residential development in the Cheshire East Council area

We provide a comprehensive range of planning services including architectural drawings for the Cheshire East Council area.


We work closely with a RIBA chartered architect and appoint an architect to undertake the architectural drawing work required for your project ensuring the quality of work that will be undertaken is of the highest standard.

Ashall Town Planning are North West based and are ideally positioned to provide a bespoke and professional planning service in the Cheshire East Council area to assist householders and developers providing Architectural drawings and to successfully obtain Planning Permission.

If you are seeking professional independent Planning or Property Development Advice, require Professional Architect Planning Drawings or advice on a Planning Permission Application to Cheshire East Council, as Chartered Town Planning Consultants we are the ideal people to guide you through the planning process and to help you obtain the planning permission you need.

Having been established for 25 years we have a vast experience of dealing with Planning Officers from Cheshire East Council, and its former incarnations of Knutsford, Macclesfield, Congleton, and Crewe & Nantwich. By appointing us as your consultants, acting as your agent with Cheshire East Council you will benefit from our many years of experience giving your application the greatest chance of success.

We can provide you with the services of a highly experienced Architect based in Cheshire who specialises in residential developments. Whether you are proposing to add a modest extension or are intending to totally remodel your home, our appointed Architect will produce quality architectural plans and drawings to help bring your vision through to reality.

The architect working on your project can produce two dimensional (2D) plans and elevations required for submission to the local planning authority (LPA) and additionally 3D sketches if required to allow an easier visual interpretation of the design for both client and LPA.

Our appointed Architect specialises in all aspects of residential design including extensions to Listed Buildings, dwellings in Conservation Areas, barn conversions and new build developments.  

We offer the following services:

Architectural Planning Drawings

Architectural Plans

Architectural Drawings

Access to Chartered Architect services

Planning Appeals

Permitted Development Applications (Lawful Certificate)

Planning Permission Applications for House Extensions & Loft Conversions

Retrospective Planning Applications

Planning Permission Applications for Change of Use Class

Planning for Commercial Properties

Planning Permission Applications for Converting a House to Flats

House in Multiple Occupation Applications

Planning Permission Applications for New Build Developments

Planning for Childrens Day Nurseries

Planning for Pubs & Restaurants

Planning for Motor Trade & Car Washes

Planning for Takeaways

Listed Building Consent Applications

Conservation Area Applications

Ashall Town Planning Consultants cover all areas in Cheshire East, including Alderley Edge, Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Handforth, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow.

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Cheshire East Local Plan

An Overview of Cheshire East in relation to planning and development.

Cheshire East is characterised by its distinctive historic towns each with their own history, character and charm.

The towns lie at the heart of the Borough, and their vitality and growth is essential for the future prosperity of Cheshire East.

They serve as Key Service Centres for a wider locality with a good range of facilities including shops, schools and cultural and leisure facilities.

The Key Service Centres of Alsager, Congleton, Handforth, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow provide a range of services and opportunities for employment, retail and education.

They serve a wide catchment area and contain public transport links. The Key Service Centres offer opportunities for sustainable economic growth.

The Council is currently developing a new Local Plan which will be the Development Plan for Cheshire East and form the basis of planning decisions until 2030.

This Development Strategy is based on providing jobs growth and ensuring that the character of

Cheshire East is retained. This has been developed around six key points:

1. Jobs Growth - the generation of 20,000 jobs focused around the M6 corridor and town centres.

2. Infrastructure Improvements - the connectivity of Cheshire East by improving road infrastructure


I. Dualling the A500 to the west of Junction 16 of the M6;

II. Improving access at Junction 17 of the M6;

III. Providing a link road around Congleton;

IV. Improving connections at Macclesfield via a South and West Relief Road;

V. Woodford-Poynton Relief Road;

VI. SEMMS (Manchester Airport - A6 link road).

3. Establish a 'Town Centre First' policy - to revitalise and encourage trade in all our market towns.

4. To develop three new settlements - to minimise the impact of building in the Green Belt and to

protect the individuality of towns and villages by the introduction of 'Strategic Open Gaps' across

the Borough.

5. To establish a Housing Growth Policy - based around existing towns to meet local demand and

ensure we meet our five year housing supply target of 7,000 new homes.

6. To make the best use of our natural resources - both minerals and energy to ensure that future

generations can take full benefits that will accrue.

Town Strategies

The Council are preparing Town Strategies which set out a vision for each town together with potential development opportunities and priorities for investment in infrastructure. These towns are: Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Handforth, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow.

The draft Town Strategies for Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich and Sandbach were prepared first, as part of a Neighbourhood Planning 'Frontrunner' project, with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government. The Town Strategies were prepared in partnership with each respective Town Council and representatives of local community partnership groups who formed a stakeholder panel for the town.

The strategies for Alsager, Middlewich, Congleton, Sandbach and Wilmslow have been finalised following consultation and approval by their respective Town Councils. A similar tailored approach was then used in the preparation of each of the other Town Strategy documents. The Town Strategies for the remaining towns have been subject to consultation but have not yet been finalised.

Homes and Housing Development

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment confirms that Cheshire East is a high demand area, and that there is a need to maintain the delivery of a variety of dwelling types and sizes to reflect the range of demand for open market dwellings.

The Assessment indicates an annual shortfall of 2,753 open market dwellings after considering market demand from existing households and newly forming households from within Cheshire East and in-migrant demand. The Assessment also identifies a net requirement for 1,243 affordable homes each year.

Just under 2,000 sites were considered as part of the Strategic Housing Land Availability

Assessment (Update 31st March 2011). Of these approximately 1,400 sites are considered suitable

for housing during the next 15 years. These suitable sites could potentially provide a total of 31,880

dwellings over the next 15 years, of which about 7,000 homes would be on brownfield sites with a

further 3,700 on sites that are a mix of brownfield and greenfield.

The Council commissioned a range of population forecasts based on the Office for National

Statistics (ONS) indicative estimates for 2010. This involved a mixture of population led, dwelling

led and economic led forecasts. For comparison purposes consideration was also given to the outputs of the 2008 and 2010 based sub-national population projections produced by ONS. This led to ten demographic scenarios being considered in total which produced a wide range of outputs for growth from the narrow view of providing for the likely needs of the existing population only (i.e. natural

change) to a wider view based on providing for continued economic prosperity in the area taking

account of underlying demographic trends (i.e. 2010 based sub-national population projections).

The lowest growth scenario was based on natural change (births minus deaths) which estimated

that the population would grow by around 2,500 people between 2010 and 2030. This would require

a need for an additional 495 dwellings per annum over the Plan period but would also result in a

reduction of 11,900 people in the Borough’s labour supply during the same period, with adverse

consequences for the strength of the local economy. At the other end of the range of forecasts, the

2010 based sub-national population projections estimated that the population would grow by 47,000

people, requiring a need for an additional 1,600 dwellings per annum which would increase the labour supply by 12,100 people by 2030.

CHESHIRE EAST LOCAL PLAN Shaping Our Future: Development Strategy 13

Planning for Growth

The modelling estimated that the preferred option of providing for 27,000 homes between 2010 and 2030 or an average of 1,350 dwellings per annum would accommodate a population increase of 33,600 people and an increase in the labour supply of 2,900 people over the Plan period. These population projections and forecasts represent only one of the elements used to determine the housing requirement figure shown in this policy.

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