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.
Rachel Bailey, leader of Cheshire East Council told Place North West that the Government's confirmation last week of the requested full programme of works at Crewe train station will open the door for investment in towns such as Macclesfield.
Peel Environmental and Cheshire’s public sector leaders believe they are closing in on a deal with the Government which will support the development of a UK-leading energy network, where occupational energy costs would be cut by 20%.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.
Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.