HLF funds expansion of Quarry Bank access

The National Trust is to receive £3.9m in grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards a major restoration project at Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate, the preserved industrial revolution community outside Wilmslow.

Council revisits London Road Fire Station CPO

Members of Manchester City Council's executive will be asked to approve the making of a second compulsory purchase order on the London Road Fire Station in a bid to ensure the derelict building is brought back in to use.

AS 2014: Fracking research centre for Cheshire

Thornton Science Park at the former Shell technology campus near Ellesmere Port is to get one of two new sub-service test centres as part of a £31m investment announced in the Autumn Statement.

Ineos gas storage plans enter statutory consultation

Keuper Gas Storage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ineos Enterprises Group, is launching statutory consultation on proposals to construct and operate an underground gas storage facility in Cheshire.

Coastal Communities cash for Fleetwood and Sankey

More than £2.2m in government funding is to be invested on developing a chain of attractions along the Fleetwood coastline, and attracting new businesses to the Sankey Canal between Widnes and Warrington.

CWAC to award new waste contract

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Cheshire West & Chester Council is next week expected to endorse an officer recommendation to appoint FCC Environment (UK) as preferred bidder for the contract to manage non-recyclable waste for the next eight years.

Greenbelt nature attraction shut down

Simon Donohue

The operators of an educational nature attraction built on greenbelt land near Congleton without permission have agreed to remove all unauthorised buildings and structures from the site.