A timetable has been set for the Cheshire East Local Plan Examination that takes into account the forthcoming local and national elections and means that the examination will not resume until the end of the summer.
The Council now has until the end of July to submit additional evidence.
The new timetable allows the Council to hold engagement sessions after the elections as staging these during the pre-election period is problematic because of the restrictions that apply to public bodies.
During the pre-election period, local authorities are barred from organising meetings at which candidates may make political statements.
A letter from the Planning Inspectorate said that the inspector leading the examination "fully understands the difficulties that the Council may have in convening engagement meetings with neighbouring authorities (and others) during the forthcoming election period".
Caroline Simpson, executive director of economic growth and prosperity, said: "We welcome the agreed timetable because it avoids conflict with the busy election period.
"We look forward to submitting our revised evidence base in July and resuming the examination at the end of the summer."
The examination of the Local Plan was paused in October so the Council can make some modifications following the Planning Inspector's interim report which outlined "serious shortcomings" which need to be addressed before the Local Plan examination can continue.