The secretary of state has rejected Liberty Properties Developments’ and Eddie Stobart’s plans to build a 630,000 sq ft national distribution centre on land north of Barleycastle Lane, reversing a council approval last year.
The council has decided to stop work on the preparation of its local plan while it assesses the impact of Covid-19, the Government's proposed planning reforms and national guidance on calculating housing need.
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.
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.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
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.