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Cheshire East Leader Councillor Michael Jones to quit

Cheshire East Leader Councillor Michael Jones to quit

Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones is to resign his position amid growing pressure over the ‘physiogate’ scandal.

It’s thought Cllr Jones, councillor for Bunbury, told fellow councillors at a Tory Group meeting tonight (December 8) he is stepping down.

December 8, 2015 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
HS2 Superhub station set for Crewe six years early, Government confirms

HS2 Superhub station set for Crewe six years early, Government confirms

The Government has today announced it will build the HS2 high-speed rail via Crewe – and will invest £5 billion to complete the project six years early.

Chancellor George Osborne made the landmark statement confirming the finalised route the HS2 project will take.

November 30, 2015 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Leader Michael Jones defends £5,000 trip to China

Cheshire East Leader Michael Jones defends £5,000 trip to China

Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones has defended his £5,000 week-long trip to China funded by local taxpayers.

Cllr Jones took part on the trip alongside leaders of Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle councils.

September 29, 2015 3 comments News, Politics
Wistaston school parking problems tackled by new drop-off

Wistaston school parking problems tackled by new drop-off

Parents parking in and around Wistaston’s Berkeley Academy will have a new drop-off point for their children to help resolve parking problems.

The primary school has recently received planning approval from Cheshire East Council to replace its existing buildings.

September 12, 2015 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Councillor urges public debate over Nantwich South bypass plan

Councillor urges public debate over Nantwich South bypass plan

A Nantwich councillor has urged resident to air their views on whether plans for a Nantwich South bypass linking the A500 to the A530 are viable.

Cheshire East Council leader Cllr Michael Jones revealed last week how the idea is being considered in a bid to alleviate traffic problems in Nantwich.

Nantwich South bypass is option, says Cheshire East leader

Nantwich South bypass is option, says Cheshire East leader

By Kirsty Rollings
A Nantwich South bypass could become a reality to boost transport links in South Cheshire, admits Cheshire East Leader Cllr Michael Jones.

The bypass is one of a number of ideas council chiefs are now considering to boost infrastructure when the HS2 rail line opens in 2027.

Blow for Stapeley campaign as Government reverses Muller Property ruling

Blow for Stapeley campaign as Government reverses Muller Property ruling

New Local Government Communities Secretary Greg Clark has reversed a decision to dismiss Muller Property Group’s appeal over refusal for its “Nantwich South” development.

In March, Eric Pickles overruled a planning inspector and dismissed Muller’s appeal against Cheshire East Council, which had refused permission for 189 homes and an access road.

Electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Nantwich

Electric vehicle charging points to be installed in Nantwich

A Nantwich car park will soon be home to electric vehicle charging points.

It comes after Cheshire East Council secured a government grant to provide recharging points for road users.

June 25, 2015 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Willaston Neighbourhood Plan will help fend off developers

Willaston Neighbourhood Plan will help fend off developers

A new Willaston Neighbourhood plan could help the village fend off “unsustainable” development, claims Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones.

The council has backed Willaston’s effort to adopt a Neighbourhood plan which enables residents to have a say in the development they want where they live.

June 3, 2015 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Government’s early HS2 plan for South Cheshire welcomed

Government’s early HS2 plan for South Cheshire welcomed

Council bosses have welcomed the Government’s bid to build and open the HS2 rail line to South Cheshire sooner than planned.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called for the HS2 to Crewe to be ‘fast-tracked’.

June 2, 2015 1 comment Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Independent group leader

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Independent group leader

A Nantwich Town councillor has been made new leader of Cheshire East Council’s Independent group.

Cllr Arthur Moran, who represents Nantwich North and West, takes over as leader after previously leader Brendan Murphy lost his seat in the elections.

June 1, 2015 0 comments News, Politics
36,000 new homes needed in Cheshire East, claims growth forecast

36,000 new homes needed in Cheshire East, claims growth forecast

Cheshire East could see a massive 36,000 new homes over the next 15 years, according to reports published today (May 13).

That’s a rise of 7,000 on the number originally predicted in the initial draft of the Cheshire East Local Plan.

Feature: Cheshire East ‘Fairerpower’ scheme – winner or election gimmick?

Feature: Cheshire East ‘Fairerpower’ scheme – winner or election gimmick?

By Sara Royle
It’s been a big week for Michael Jones, Conservative leader of Cheshire East Council.

His party has just announced their pre-election Budget, promising personal allowance increases and help-to-buy ISAs.

March 23, 2015 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics