Andrew Lewis

CWAC hires new chief executive

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Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Andrew Lewis, currently managing director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Gerald Meehan.

Jim O'Neill

O’Neill calls for Cheshire devolution as priority

Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chairman of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has called on Government to conclude a devolution deal for Cheshire and Warrington this year, a move welcomed by local business leaders.

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High Court dismisses Cheshire East Local Plan challenge

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Cheshire East's Local Plan by Muller Strategic Projects, which was arguing that irregularities with the council's air quality data affected the selection of sites and distribution of development in the plan.

West Warrington Transport

Warrington to trigger £8.2m Omega highways spending

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Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.

Government awards £105m to bridge housing viability gap

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have confirmed the first round of allocations from the £5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, backing 18 projects across the region with awards of between £300,000 and £12m.

Norman resigns from Cheshire East

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Bill Norman, the local authority’s director of legal services and its monitoring officer, had been one of three senior officials suspended from duty over the course of this year.