Following reductions in its housing target and Green Belt release, Warrington Council is pressing on with a public consultation on its Local Plan, although some MPs and residents remain opposed to the proposals.
Christine Gaskell, chair of the Cheshire & Warrington LEP, told an event at MIPIM that the region has the potential to create the world’s first zero carbon industry cluster, based around its Energy Innovation District proposition.
Eddie Stobart Logistics will hold a public consultation as it looks to resubmit planning for its National Distribution Centre on green belt land near Warrington, which was refused by the council last November.
Plans by developer Carpenter Investments to build 189 apartments on the former AJ Beer timber yard on Station Road in Warrington will go before planning committee later this week with a recommendation to approve.
A previously-refused care project that has seen a war of words erupt between the developer and a local councillor, and another politician argue part of the scheme would “resemble a prison”, will go before Warrington’s planning committee this week.