New council quango for Ellesmere Port

Cheshire West & Chester Council is recruiting board members to a new economic development agency to drive regeneration of the industrial town on the banks of the Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.

Ellesmere Port Development Company will aim to "re-energise and reshape the town and provide a better future for its communities", adverts in the national press state.

The town is one of four priority areas for the council's regeneration department along with Chester city centre, the rural economy and Weaver Valley.

Nicola McKeand, from Cheshire West & Chester Council, told Place that it has not reached the stage of identifying specific sites or projects to bring forward in the area.

McKeand, who is part of a team establishing the Ellesmere Port Development Company, said a "masterplan" is currently being worked on to establish which areas need to be targeted and general research will be carried out over the next six months to identify sites, projects and target dates.

Those interested in becoming board members must send their CV, with a short statement saying why you would be ideal for the role, to

The closing date is Wednesday 22 September.

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