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Cheshire & Warrington lines up multimillion Govt plea

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Sarah Townsend

Requests for funding to develop an enterprise zone around the Crewe HS2 station, and grow the life sciences and renewable energy clusters at Alderley Park and Ellesmere Port, are included in the LEP’s submission to Whitehall ahead of the comprehensive spending review.

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.

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.

LCR SHELMA SREA

Liverpool edges towards spatial framework

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Neil Tague

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and West Lancashire Council have published a draft Strategic Housing and Employment Land Market Assessment, a key stage in putting together its Single Spatial Framework to guide development up to 2037.

AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.