Cheshire and Warrington to showcase economic success and opportunities at world’s biggest property showcase

With the second highest income per head in England outside London, Cheshire and Warrington is taking its wealth of investment opportunities to the world’s premier investment conference next month. MIPIM (Marche International de Professonels d’Immobilier) is held annually in Cannes, France, now in its 28th year, taking place 13-17 March 2017. For details of Cheshire and Warrington’s full programme of events click here. Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), together with its local authority partners, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington councils, is leading a delegation of private sector partners to promote the area’s economic success, along
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Urban regeneration expert to lead Northern Gateway

Urban regeneration and development expert Jackie Sadek has been appointed Chair of the Northern Gateway Development Zone. The Zone was launched at MIPIM UK a year ago by Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and Northern Powerhouse Minister Baroness Williams. It brings together two Local Enterprise Partnerships (Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Cheshire and Warrington) and seven local councils, with the explicit mission of breaking down the barriers to business growth and enterprise, supercharged by the stimulus of High Speed 2 investment. Since then the Northern Gateway has gained further significant backing from Government at the highest levels. With HS2 connectivity, astride the M6,
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HS2 debate in Parliament highlights economic benefits of a regional rail hub at Crewe

Chester MP Chris Matheson led a debate in parliament yesterday about the benefits of HS2 to the North West economy. He highlighted that a regional rail hub at Crewe would extend the benefits of the new line to 1.5 million people across the North West and North Wales, reducing their travel time to London by an hour. During the debate, ahead of the Government’s announcement of its proposals for HS2 Phase Two, Mr Matheson made the case for a hub at Crewe, in line with the findings of Sir David Higgin’s HS2 Plus report and work undertaken by Cheshire and
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High Speed 2 boost for Northern Gateway Development Zone

The Northern Gateway Partnership today welcomed the announcement by Secretary of State, Chris Grayling, providing further details on Phase 2 of HS2, including a commitment to provide further funding to support the development of a Growth Strategy for the Northern Gateway. The ground-breaking Northern Gateway Development Zone brings together two Local Enterprise Partnerships (Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, Cheshire and Warrington) and seven local councils, with the explicit mission of breaking down the barriers to business growth and enterprise and driving the maximum level of sustainable, inclusive growth from the stimulus of HS2 investment. With HS2 connectivity, astride the M6, and focused
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