CWAC moves to replace housing management contractors

Cheshire West & Cheshire Council is close to selecting City West Housing Trust, part of ForViva Group, as its new housing management contractor for 5,500 properties across Ellesmere Port and Neston.

CWAC consults on second phase of Local Plan

Cheshire West & Chester Council will open the public consultation into part two of its Local Plan this week, which includes land allocations and detailed policies on development in the borough until 2030.

Rare new townhouse to be built within Chester city walls

Planning permission has been granted for a new four-storey townhouse in the Chester city centre conservation area. The designer of the house, for a private client, believes it is the first single-occupancy dwelling to be permitted within the city walls in living memory.

Cheshire East prepares for appeal fights over 500 homes

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Cheshire East Council’s planning committee is due to approve the development of 310 homes, and at the same meeting is outlining its reasons for the refusal of 550 homes as it prepares for three appeals.

Muse prepares City Place homes

Muse Developments is working up a reserved matters planning application for 100 apartments at its City Place scheme in Chester as it enters into negotiations with private rental sector investors.

Shelter: Number of homeless families rising

New figures highlighted by the charity reveal that 536 families in the North West are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, a 22% rise on the same time last year. Shelter warned that the combination of welfare cuts and...

Northgate Point student flats approved

A joint venture between Primus Property Group and Property Alliance Group has been granted planning permission for a 121-studio student accommodation scheme in Trafford Street, Chester.

Story Homes hires from Redrow

Housebuilder Story Homes has appointed a new head of land to drive its acquisition strategy in the North West.

Your Housing finishes Chester care homes

Your Housing Group is on course to finish two extra care retirement schemes in Chester next month for a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale.