Politics

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019
Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Nantwich can soon have their say on a key council document that will pave the way for a transit site for gypsies and travellers.

Cheshire East Council is about to open consultation on the latest draft for the second part of its local plan – formally known as the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

August 13, 2019
MP Laura Smith urges building regulations review after Beechmere fire

MP Laura Smith urges building regulations review after Beechmere fire

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP is calling on building regulations to be reviewed after the devastating blaze which ripped through the Beechmere residential complex.

August 13, 2019
Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A new school specialising in mental health will be built in Crewe after councillors unanimously approved the ‘fabulous’ plans.

Cheshire East Council was one of 14 local authorities chosen by Government last April to become home to a new free school for pupils with special educational needs or disability (SEND).

August 11, 2019
New Grand Junction retail park access road rejected by councillors

New Grand Junction retail park access road rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
Plans for a new slip road entrance to Grand Junction retail park in Crewe – which would have cut across an existing cycleway – have been rejected by councillors.

Members of Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee warned the road would be dangerous for pedestrians and an inconvenience to cyclists

August 10, 2019
21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have allowed 21 homes to be built in a patch of Nantwich countryside because the site is now surrounded by a major housing estate.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee gave the green light for the development at Fields Farm, off Queens Drive, at today’s (August 7) meeting.

August 7, 2019
Campaigners launch formal complaint as Barony Park endures 10th unauthorised camp

Campaigners launch formal complaint as Barony Park endures 10th unauthorised camp

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Urgent action is being demanded to prevent unauthorised traveller sites springing up at Barony Park in Nantwich – after it was hit by its 10th encampment this year.

August 7, 2019
Traveller transit site for Cheshire East “not set in stone”

Traveller transit site for Cheshire East “not set in stone”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Cabinet councillors insist plans for a transit site at Cledford Hall are “not yet set in stone” and they will listen to what residents think.

August 6, 2019
Cheshire East Council finance chief defends £21 million B&Q deal

Cheshire East Council finance chief defends £21 million B&Q deal

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s top finance officer insists the authority balanced risk with reward when deciding to buy Crewe’s B&Q for more than £20 million.

August 2, 2019
Police probe land transaction deals around Middlewich bypass

Police probe land transaction deals around Middlewich bypass

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Police are investigating land transactions related to the planned Middlewich eastern bypass.

But Cheshire East Council insists it will not cause the project to be delayed.

July 31, 2019
Two HS2 consultations launched by Cheshire East Council

Two HS2 consultations launched by Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has launched two consultations on what HS2 could mean for Crewe and surrounding area.

Proposals include how HS2 may support jobs, improve the environment and make the area’s transport network fit for the future.

July 29, 2019
Barony Park residents unveil plans for perimeter barriers to prevent encampments

Barony Park residents unveil plans for perimeter barriers to prevent encampments

Campaigners have drafted a 36-page report on how to protect Barony Park in Nantwich as residents witnessed the ninth unauthorised traveller encampment at the weekend.

July 29, 2019
Crewe & Nantwich MP puts pressure on council over “dangerous” bus station

Crewe & Nantwich MP puts pressure on council over “dangerous” bus station

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP has increased the pressure on Cheshire East Council to make “dangerous” Crewe Bus Station an immediate priority.

She visited the bus station with a representative from the Crewe District Bus Users Group.

July 27, 2019