Several towns and cities plan to tap into the Government’s latest offer of funding to progress property and infrastructure schemes, with council-led partnerships in Blackpool, Wyre, Cheshire and Warrington among those readying bids.
Cheshire East Council is to agree a £10m loan to the Cheshire & Warrington LEP at its cabinet meeting tomorrow, adding to funds also being put in by neighbouring Cheshire West & Chester and Warrington councils.
The latest phase of the £142m Time Square retail and leisure scheme, the market hall, is expected to open from 15 June and become the “beating heart” of Warrington, according to one of the project partners, Muse Developments.
Four significant logistics schemes have been called in by Government, including developer Langtree and St Helens Council’s proposed regeneration of the 230-acre former colliery site in Newton-le-Willows.
Joe Manning has been appointed as chief executive of the promotional agency and deputy chief executive of the Cheshire and Warrington LEP, taking the reins for both roles from interim chief executive Andy Farrell.
Gulliver’s World, which owns and operates four theme parks across the country, has submitted an application for a 15-acre expansion into woodland next to its Warrington site, under the Gulliver’s Glade brand.