Rachel Bailey

Cheshire East leader steps down

Following local elections where the leading Conservative group lost control of the council for the first time in its history, Cllr Rachel Bailey has announced she will step down as leader in the coming weeks.

CWAC HQ

CWAC bids farewell to Chester office

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Charlie Schouten

The council is finalising its move out of its headquarters overlooking Chester Racecourse with co-working brand Spaces set to take the remaining 37,000 sq ft in the building.

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Greater Manchester second in Help to Buy take-up

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The city region was behind only London in completed Help to Buy property purchases, with Cheshire also among the top six, according to research based on statistics released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government.

Andrew Lewis

CWAC hires new chief executive

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Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Andrew Lewis, currently managing director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Gerald Meehan.

Jim O'Neill

O’Neill calls for Cheshire devolution as priority

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.

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High Court dismisses Cheshire East Local Plan challenge

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Cheshire East's Local Plan by Muller Strategic Projects, which was arguing that irregularities with the council's air quality data affected the selection of sites and distribution of development in the plan.