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“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Borough chiefs are being urged to have a ‘plan B’ for Cheshire East’s economy in case the next prime minister pulls the plug on HS2.

Cheshire East Council is currently working on an economic strategy for the next five years – setting out an ambition to create 6,200 jobs and grow the local economy by at least £15.9 billion per year.

June 22, 2019
Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has agreed to press ahead with plans to have the Crewe Hub HS2 up and running by 2027.

Cabinet members have unanimously approved plans to prepare a planning application for the station, which is expected to be submitted in summer 2020.

June 16, 2019
More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

More HS2 disruption in Cheshire amid latest Phase 2b plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
High-speed rail could cause yet more disruption in Cheshire after the Government announced plans for extra infrastructure to be built.

Residents are being asked for views on the latest plans for HS2 Phase 2b, between Crewe and Manchester.

June 9, 2019
Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

Scrap plans for HS2 rail line in Cheshire, Lords urge Government

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Lords are calling on the Government to consider scrapping plans to build a new HS2 line through Cheshire’s countryside and upgrade the existing mainline instead.

May 20, 2019
HS2 Crewe railway station development consultation ends

HS2 Crewe railway station development consultation ends

Cheshire East Council has completed its public consultation on the type of development that could be seen around Crewe railway station following the arrival of HS2.

The public has submitted opinions on the development over the past six weeks.

March 30, 2019
A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Dualling of the A500 road between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer to reality.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet, at a meeting on Tuesday, gave its endorsement for work to progress on the scheme between junction 16 and the Meremoss roundabout.

January 17, 2019
More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
“A major saving” could be found in the cost of HS2 if Crewe gets five to seven trains an hour, transport chiefs have been told.

The Government announced in March it is backing updated plans for the Crewe hub, which would support up to seven high-speed trains an hour.

December 23, 2018
Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

By Stephen Topping
Seven sticking points in Cheshire are being highlighted on HS2 Ltd’s to-do list – but a leading opponent says it is nothing more than a ‘marketing tool’

The company behind the project came under fire from Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, for failing to provide visual designs of the planned rolling stock depot in Wimboldsley, between Winsford and Nantwich.

November 23, 2018
Cheshire East Council launches HS2 hub station action plan

Cheshire East Council launches HS2 hub station action plan

Cheshire East Council has launched an action plan to maximise the potential benefits of an enhanced HS2 hub station at Crewe.

Called the Crewe station hub area action plan, it aims to support the growth and regeneration opportunities for the town and wider South Cheshire region.

November 12, 2018
Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs could be forced to review their local plan if MPs give the green light for HS2 to hit Cheshire.

The authority adopted its local plan strategy for up to 2030 last July – three years after it was told to go back to the drawing board after submitting its first draft to the planning inspectorate.

October 17, 2018
Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have reiterated support for the planned HS2 route between Crewe and Manchester – but are calling for “world class mitigation” for the environment.

Phase 2b of the high-speed rail link is due to be built to the west of Middlewich and Knutsford – including through the Cheshire Showground in Tabley.

September 22, 2018
Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust wins extra funding in HS2 Phase 2a battle

Cheshire Wildlife Trust says it has secured more funding to secure landscaping and ecology work when the HS2 rail line is built through South Cheshire.

Members of the trust say they have “received assurances” from the company that their concerns have been taken on-board for Phase 2a of the work.

July 21, 2018
HS2 Ltd to stage community information events in South Cheshire

HS2 Ltd to stage community information events in South Cheshire

Teams from HS2 Ltd will be staging community information events for residents keen to find out more about the high speed rail project and its impact on South Cheshire.

Three events will be held in the region during June and July 2018 as part of a wider engagement programme along the planned route between the West Midlands and Leeds, and Crewe and Manchester.

May 26, 2018