Bunbury Parish Council is a consultee for local planning applications.

This means that Cheshire East Council (the Local Planning Authority) sends details of planning applications made within the parish to the Parish Council and invites the Council to submit comments relating to the applications. Some types of planning application (mainly agricultural) do not require the Parish Council to be consulted.

Ultimately, planning permissions are granted or refused by Cheshire East Council, not the Parish Council – any individual or organisation can object to or support applications.

If you would like to view a particular planning application go to Cheshire East Council’s Planning Portal where you can view current and past, planning applications. If you don’t have details of the property in which you are interested, simply enter the keyword Bunbury and select SEARCH to view results

Thinking about building or tree works?

It is well worth checking your particular planning situation because you can be compelled to remove unauthorised structures or reinstate certain landscape and outdoor features if they are carried out without the proper permission or consent – and you may also face prosecution. There is guidance available on the planning portal.

In addition, much of Bunbury is a Conservation Area, which means that extra restrictions apply and so permission is required for some works that are automatically allowed otherwise.

Neighbourhood Plan

The plan was approved in 2016, you can download a copy here. The Plan has just been reviewed and updated and a revised version has been out for consultation with residents and further work will now be carried out on it – for further information go to the Neighbourhood Plan page.

Cheshire East Local Plan

The Cheshire East Local Plan was adopted in July 2017, this is very important as it sets the guidelines in conjunction with our Neighbourhood Plan, you can find out more about the local plan here.

A new Plan is being worked on by CEC and initial papers have been issued by them in the form of a consultation. The council has considered its response with reference to this briefing paper and the recommendation in it were accepted and will be used to form the Councils response to CEC.