CWAC launches rural housing plan

Cheshire West & Chester Council has launched a new strategy aimed at identifying actions needed to ensure rural communities are vibrant and sustainable into the future.

The council is to start a 12-week public consultation period on its rural regeneration and rural housing strategies.

The council said regeneration and housing teams have been working with other teams in the authority, external partners, community representatives and elected members on the strategy.

Cheshire West & Chester Council is seeking views on its draft rural regeneration and housing strategies to enable its rural communities to make decisions about their own future.

Cllr Mike Jones, leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: "Cheshire West & Chester Council is committed to enabling these communities to make decisions themselves but also recognise that in order to keep them vibrant and sustainable we need to ensure they are living, working and developing places."

The council said the documents set out the current trends, opportunities and issues within the borough's rural communities and the challenges affecting their future.

The documents recommend actions that Cheshire West & Chester Council, local communities and partners can take in order to try to secure benefit, resolve some issues and support the communities to make the decisions for themselves.

Cllr Herbert Manley, executive member for prosperity, added: "Cheshire West & Chester Council is already working to deliver on some of the actions in the plan including the superfast broadband network and how we will adopt the changes in the Localism Bill and we will be providing further information on the progress soon.

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