Cheshire West and Chester Council

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In brief

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the local authority of Cheshire West and Chester. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The council was first elected on 1 May 2008, a year before coming into its legal powers on 1 April 2009.

What to expect

Housing Delivery Test

No consequence within the 2021 Housing Delivery Test.

Up-To-Date Local Plan

The current adopted Local Plans, made Neighbourhood Plans and supplementary planning policy documents are as follows:

Local Plans

Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part One) Strategic Policies – adopted by the Council on 29 January 2015.


Cheshire West and Chester Local Plan (Part Two) Land Allocations and Detailed Policies – adopted by the Council on 18 July 2019.

Customer Service

Customer service at Cheshire West And Chester is acceptable with officers addressing a large backlog of cases as best as possible.

Decision Making Behaviour

Decision making behaviour is good and in line with established practice.

Article 4 Directions

Conversion of dwelling houses to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Nitrate Effected Areas

None at present

Last Decision’s

  • Heath Croft, Nantwich Road, Tiverton, Chester, CW6 9HN – Conversion of a former agricultural building to a dwelling house (Use Class C3).

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